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Species Cucullia lilacina - Hodges#10196

Hooded Owlet Moth Caterpillar - Cucullia lilacina Orange & Pink C-pillar - Cucullia lilacina Orange & Pink C-pillar - Cucullia lilacina Moth - Cucullia lilacina Caterpillar - Cucullia lilacina Cucullia lilacina Cucullia lilacina SE Arizona Caterpillar - Cucullia lilacina
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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 Cuculliinae
Genus Cucullia (Hooded Owlets)
Species lilacina (Cucullia lilacina - Hodges#10196)
Hodges Number
10196
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cucullia lilacina Schaus, 1898
syn: Cucullia agua Barnes, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 931510
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 36 species of the genus Cucullia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 18-20 mm. (2)
Identification
The forewing has a bright violet or lilac hue and a distinct brown patch along the costa from the reniform spot to the outer margin. (3)
Range
Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. (3), (2)
Mexico to Costa Rica. (2)
Habitat
Open oak/pine habitats. (3)
Season
The adults are most common from July to September. (4)
Food
There is unpublished record of larvae reared on Erigeron divergens Torr. & A. Gray (spreading fleabane). (3)
See Also
There are no similar Cucullia species found north of Mexico. (3)
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Poole, R.W., 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1, p. 40, pl. 1.18-19. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 51.12, p. 284. (2)
Schaus, W. 1898. New species of Noctuidae from Tropical America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 6: p. (116)