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Species Zosteropoda hirtipes - V-lined Quaker Moth - Hodges#10607

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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 Zosteropoda
Species hirtipes (V-lined Quaker Moth - Hodges#10607)
Hodges Number
10607
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zosteropoda hirtipes (Grote, 1874)
Explanation of Names
Latin hirtus- "rough, hairy, shaggy" + pes- "foot"
Size
Approx. 27 mm WS
Identification
Has a pointed rather than rounded FW apex. FW is relatively unmarked rusty or yellow-orange to yellow-tan, crossed by thin reddish or dark brown AM and PM. Both lines start at the lower margin and angle outward in a relatively straight line to or beyond the middle of the wing before angling sharply back to the costa. The HW is dirty white to dull black. 1
Range
Western United States and Canada
Food
The larval hosts are reported to be clover (Trifolium sp.) and Aster sp. Possibly a general feeder. 1
See Also
Mythimna oxygala is similar, but lack the cross lines on FW.