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Species Sideridis rosea - Rosewing - Hodges#10265

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Sideridis
Species rosea (Rosewing - Hodges#10265)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sideridis rosea (Harvey, 1874)
Trichoclea rosea
Phylogenetic Sequence # 932906
wingspan 35-45 mm
Adult: head and thorax dark brown, hairy; forewing light reddish-brown with scalloped lines and brown-rimmed spots filled with ground color; reniform spot blackish in lower half; dark brown shading on basal side of ST line; terminal area lighter than subterminal area but darker than remainder of wing
hindwing yellowish-white with faint gray discal lunule, scalloped median line, and darker gray shading distally

Larva: fourth instar light green on top, paler green below; fifth instar dark green on top, light green below (sharp dividing line); three dark-margined pale lines down back, becoming less distinct with age
Nova Scotia to Maryland, west to Nevada and Oregon, north to British Columbia (1)(2)(3)
adults fly from April to August
larvae feed on buffaloberry (Shepherdia spp.), dandelion, gooseberry (Ribes spp.), Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia), willow
Life Cycle
4th instar larva, 5th instar larva, adult
See Also
Homorthodes furfurata has several black spots along ST line, and more uniformly-colored forewing and thorax
Caradrina morpheus has dark brown reniform and orbicular spots
several members of the tribe Noctuini have a superficially similar pattern on the forewing, but all lack contrast between dark brown thorax and light brown wing (see page of thumbnail images)
(for example) Labrador Dart - Paradiarsia littoralis
Internet References
food plants plus references and links to other sites (Markku Savela, FUNET)
adult images - Lynn Scott
live adult image Ontario Moths