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Species Copablepharon fuscum - Sand-verbena Moth - Hodges#10690.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Copablepharon
Species fuscum (Sand-verbena Moth - Hodges#10690.1)
Hodges Number
10690.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phylogenetic sequence # 933287
Explanation of Names
Authors: Troubridge & Crabo, 1996
Size
Wingspan: 35–40 mm.
Range
British Columbia and Washington.
Habitat
Coastal dunes.
Food
Sand-verbena (Abronia latifolia)
Life Cycle
Caterpillars hatch in July. They feed at night, burying themselves in the sand during the day and to overwinter. In May, they pupate in fragile cocoons of stuck-together sand particles. Adults emerge in late June.
Remarks
Discovered in 1995; designated as an Endangered species in Canada in 2003. (1)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 2004. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1: p. 174; pl. H.22-23. (2)