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Species Ulolonche dilecta - Hodges#10572

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Ulolonche
Species dilecta (Ulolonche dilecta - Hodges#10572)
Hodges Number
10572
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ulolonche dilecta (Edwards, 1885)
Perigea dilecta Edwards, 1884
Hyssia dilecta (Hampson, 1888)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933123
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 9 species of the genus Ulolonche in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) reduced the genus to 8 species by including U. marloffi as a synonym of U. fasciata. (2)
Size
Forewing length 15-16 mm. (3)
Identification
The original description as Perigea dilecta Edwards, and the Hampson (1888) description as Hyssia dilecta are available in the print references below.
Range
California to Wyoming, and western Texas. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Also recorded from Oregon, (Klamath County) (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most often reported from April through November. (7)
Food
The larval host is unknown. (3)
Print References
Edwards, H. 1884. Apparently new species of North American Heterocera. Papilio, 4: 123
Hampson, G.F. 1888. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 5: 237.