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Species Diarsia rubifera - Red Dart - Hodges#10917

Red Dart - Diarsia rubifera Red Dart - Diarsia rubifera Diarsia rubifera genitalia - Diarsia rubifera - female genitalia - Diarsia rubifera - male Diarsia rubifera Diarsia rubifera
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Noctuina
Genus Diarsia
Species rubifera (Red Dart - Hodges#10917)
Hodges Number
10917
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diarsia rubifera (Grote, 1875)
Agrotis rubifera Grote, 1875
Noctua cynica Smith, 1898 (101) (1)
Noctua cynica var. umbrosa Dyar, 1904 (31) (1)
Noctua perumbrosa Dyar, 1904 (102) (1)
Agrotis rubifera ab. perversa Strand, 1916 (146)
* phylogenetic sequence #933534
Size
Forewing length 14-15 mm. (2)
Identification
Larva - dorsal surface brown, mottled with white, grey below; head deep brown with pale spot on each side. (3)
genitalia
Range
Across all of Canada, south to Wisconsin and North Carolina in the east, south to Colorado through the Rockies in the west. (2), (4), (3)
Season
Adults active June through September. (4)
Food
Larval hosts include blueberries (Vaccinium). (5)
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1875. On Scopelosoma and allied genera. The Canadian Entomologist 7(11): 207
Lafontaine, J.D. 1998. Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 27.3: p.36; pl. 1.12-13 (6)
Morris, R.F. 1980. Butterflies and moths of Newfoundland and Labrador: The Macrolepidoptera. Agriculture Canada 1691: p.109, pl.13, f.15 (3)