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Species Egira rubrica - Hodges#10514

Egira rubrica Egira - Egira rubrica Egira rubrica Egira rubrica Egira rubrica Unknown noctuid - Egira rubrica Oligia divesta? - Egira rubrica Also Egira rubrica? - Egira rubrica
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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 Orthosiini
Genus Egira
Species rubrica (Egira rubrica - Hodges#10514)
Hodges Number
10514
Size
wingspan 30-35 mm
Identification
Adult: forewing a mix of pale yellow, light brown, dark brown, and black; dark brown or black area around reniform spot and descending to ST line; pale apical patch, black basal dash, and black shading in terminal area; lower end of reniform spot filled with black; orbicular spot oval, diagonal; AM and PM lines black, zigzagged; ST line white, smooth; outer margin scalloped; hindwing white with indistinct discal spot, thin terminal line, slightly wavy outer margin
Range
British Columbia to California, east to Arizona and Colorado, north to Saskatchewan
Habitat
wet coniferous forests in mountains, and riparian forests at lower elevations
Season
adults fly in spring
Food
larvae feed on foliage of Ocean Spray (Holodiscus discolor), Deerbrush (Ceanothus integerrimus), Snowbrush (Ceanothus velutinus)
Internet References
pinned adult image (G.G. Anweiler, U. of Alberta)
pinned adult image plus description, habitat, flight season, food plants (Jeff Miller, Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands; USGS)
pinned adult image and technical description (California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
27 specimen records from California plus locations and dates (U. of California at Berkeley)
distribution in Canada list of provinces (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)