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Species Catoptria oregonicus - Western Catoptria - Hodges#5409

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Catoptria
Species oregonicus (Western Catoptria - Hodges#5409)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Catoptria oregonicus (Grote, 1880)
Crambus oregonicus Grote, 1880
Catoptria oregonica (alternate spelling)

*Phylogentic sequence #280450
Explanation of Names
type specimen was collected in Oregon
one of 4 species in this genus in North America
wingspan 17-21 mm
Adult: forewing white with patchy brown scaling; central white streak runs from base to median line; median line dark, deeply zigzagged; PM line white, diffuse, blotchy; subterminal line thin, dark, curved, edged distally with white; subterminal and terminal areas brown; terminal line thin, dark, edged proximally with white; fringe a mix of brown and white scales; hindwing pale brownish-gray; fringe white
British Columbia and Alberta to Montana, Oregon and northern coastal California. in the Sierra Nevada up to 12,500'(1)
meadows in mountains and foothills; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from July to early September(1)
Print References
Grote, A. R. 1880, Crambidae. The Canadian Entomologist, 12: 17
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 182, pl. 24.22(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults
pinned adult image by Charles Bird, plus habitat, flight season, description, distribution (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.