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Species Cosmia calami - American Dun-bar Moth - Hodges#9815

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Cosmiina
Genus Cosmia
Species calami (American Dun-bar Moth - Hodges#9815)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cosmia calami (Harvey, 1876)
Calymnia calami Harvey, 1876
forewing length 13-14 mm.(1)
Saskatchewan to Nova Scotia, south to California, Arizona and Texas. South to Florida in the East.(1)
oak woodlands(1)
adults fly April to September with June and July being the peak.(1)
the larvae are predaceous feeding on other caterpillars such as inchworms and also feed on the leaves of oak species.(1)
See Also
similar to some Datana species. (Notodontidae)
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 299, pl. 54.26.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Pacific Northwest Moths – detailed description & images of pinned adults (2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Pacific Northwest Moths