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Species Hypocoena basistriga - Hodges#9439

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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 Apameini
Genus Hypocoena
Species basistriga (Hypocoena basistriga - Hodges#9439)
Hodges Number
9439
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypocoena basistriga
Calamia basistriga McDunnough, 1933
Chortodes basistriga
Chortodes (Hypocoena) basistriga
Size
2.5 cm wingspan
Identification
"The combination of small size, robust build, red-brown color and contrasting white cubital vein will usually identify this moth." -- U. Alberta (link below)
Habitat
"It frequents mesic areas including the edges of aspen bluffs and hayfields, old fields, meadows etc." -- U. Alberta (link below)
Print References
McDunnough, J.H., 1933. Notes on North American Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. The Canadian Entomologist, 65(9): 200-208
Internet References
U. Alberta Entomology (Strickland Museum)