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Species Psaphida styracis - Fawn Sallow - Hodges#10016

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Psaphidina
Genus Psaphida
Species styracis (Fawn Sallow - Hodges#10016)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psaphida styracis(Guenée, 1852) (1)
Taeniocampa styracis Guenée, 1852
Copipanolis cubilis (Grote(2), 1874)
C. stigma (Smith, 1890)
C. borealis (Smith, 1892)
C. fasciata (Smith, 1892)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931553 (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed seven species of the genus Psaphida in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length average 17 mm. (3)

Wagner et al. (2011)(4) and Wagner (2010)(5) includes description and photos of larvae. (preview page)
Eastern North America. (3), (6), (7), (8), (9)
The main flight period appears to be January to late May. (6)
Larval hosts include: (3), (10)
Quercus sp. (oak).
Fraxinus sp. (ash).
Life Cycle
Eggs; Larva; Adult female; Adult Male:
Beadle & Leckie (2012) reported the species as uncommon. (10)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (6)
Print References
Grote(2), A.R. 1874. Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Acadamry of Science for 1873. p. 26.
Guenée, 1852. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species General des Lépidoptéres, 5: 357.
Smith, J.B. 1890. A new Copipanolis. Entomologica Americana. 6: 220.
Smith, J.B. 1892. Contributions toward a monograph of the Noctuidae of Boreal America. Revision of the Dicopinae. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum. 15: 62.