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Species Gazoryctra roseicaput - Hodges#0025

Gazoryctra roseicaput Gazoryctra roseicaput
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hepialoidea (Ghost Moths)
Family Hepialidae (Ghost Moths)
Genus Gazoryctra
Species roseicaput (Gazoryctra roseicaput - Hodges#0025)
Hodges Number
0025
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gazoryctra roseicaput (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1893)
Hepialus roseicaput Neumoegen and Dyar, 1893
Size
Wingspan approximately 32-33 mm. (Neumoegen & Dyar), (1)
Identification
The original description as Hepialus roseicaput Neumoegen and Dyar, is available online in the print references below.
Hindwings are a blackish gray.
Range
Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Alberta.
Habitat
The species is usually found below the tree line.
Season
Adults are most common in August.
See Also
Gazoryctra hyperborea
Gazoryctra noviganna
Both are lighter pink-brown in color and the forewing has angular white stripe across it.
Print References
Neumoegen, B. & H.G. Dyar 1893. Descriptions of certain new forms of Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 25: 125.
Neumoegen, B. & H.G. Dyar 1893. 169