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Species Protorthodes oviduca - Ruddy Quaker - Hodges#10563

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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 Protorthodes
Species oviduca (Ruddy Quaker - Hodges#10563)
Hodges Number
10563
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protorthodes oviduca (Guenée, 1852)
Taeniocampa oviduca Guenée, 1852
Taeniocampa capsella Grote, 1874
Protorthodes lindrothi Krogerus, 1954
Size
Wingspan 27-32 mm (1)
Forewing length 11-14 mm (2), (3)
Identification
Adult - forewing reddish-brown. AM and PM lines fine, white, edged with black; ST line most conspicuous, yellowish white, nearly straight. Spots black with white outlines; orbicular spot touches AM line; reniform spot oval. Hindwing grayish-brown with discal spot. (1)
Larva - various shades of gray. The cervical shield is cream white with black lateral and anterior edges, while the anal shield is white laterally edged in black. The spiracles are black and the head is infuscated with black. (2)
Range
Eastern United States (west to Mississippi) and coast-to-coast across southern Canada; also reported from British Columbia, south to California, Arizona, and Colorado. (2)
Season
Adults fly from May to July and again in September. (1) (2)
Food
Larvae feed on dandelion, plantain, grasses, and other low plants. (1)
Print References
Crumb, S.E., 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 126 (4)
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys 421: 139-179 (multiple formats)
Guenée, 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères V. Noctuelites I. p. 357
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris. 2014. ZooKeys 421: 139-179.
4.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.