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Species Paradiarsia littoralis - Labrador Dart - Hodges#10992

Enargia sp. - Paradiarsia littoralis - male Larvae probably Lepidoptera - Paradiarsia littoralis many of these were flying in the Bighorns 6/30/12 - Paradiarsia littoralis moth - Paradiarsia littoralis Noctuidae: Paradarsia littoralis - Paradiarsia littoralis - male Paradiarsia littoralis - Hodges#10992 - Paradiarsia littoralis - male Paradiarsia littoralis (Paradiarsia littoralis)  - Paradiarsia littoralis Paradiarsia littoralis - male
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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 Noctuina
Genus Paradiarsia
Species littoralis (Labrador Dart - Hodges#10992)
Hodges Number
10992
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paradiarsia littoralis (Packard, 1867)
Paradiarsia littoralis pectinata (Grote, 1874)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 933544
Size
forewing length 13-18 mm (1)
Identification
Detailed description can be found in MONA Fascicle 27-3 at link in citations below. (1)
Range
Labrador to Alaska and southward to Pennsylvania and Wisconsin in the East and northern New Mexico, southern Utah and northeastern California in the West (1)
Habitat
most common in steppe and dry boreal habitats (1)
Season
mid-June to early August (1)
Life Cycle
Eggs; larva; Adult female; Adult Male:
See Also
Sometimes other species, such as the Rosewing - Sideridis rosea might look very similar. (thorax much darker than wings)


Some other species should have more wing-markings, such as the Bicolored Sallow - Sunira bicolorago.


Yellow Three-spot - Apamea helva


Speckled Green Fruitworm - Orthosia hibisci
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuiodea, Noctuinae, Noctuini (Part), Fascicle 27.3
J. Donald LaFontaine. 1998. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.