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Species Lacanobia radix - Garden Arches - Hodges#10298

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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 Hadenini
Genus Lacanobia
Species radix (Garden Arches - Hodges#10298)
Hodges Number
10298
Explanation of Names
RADIX: Latin for "a root"; perhaps a reference to the conspicuous basal dash (?) which bears some resemblance to the basal portion of a plant root
Size
similar to other Lacanobia species (wingspan in 30-50 mm range)
Identification
forewing brownish-gray with darker shading either beyond PM line or beyond ST line [see image links in Internet References section below]; AM and PM lines double, pale, scalloped; inner third of reniform spot with blackish shading; orbicular and reniform spots paler than ground color and outlined in black; conspicuous black basal dash, broadening distally to form a short fork; ST line with W-shaped "wiggle" about two-thirds distance form costa
Range
Newfoundland to British Columbia, south in the west to California and New Mexio, south in the east to New England
Habitat
coniferous and mixed forest
Season
adults fly in June and July
See Also
Orthodes goodelli is similar but has a more uniformly brown forewing, and lacks a conspicuous basal dash (compare images of both species)
Internet References
pinned adult image and other info (California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)
US distribution map (Moths of North America; USGS)
common name reference; PDF doc (Charles Bird, Waskasoo Park, Alberta)