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Species Pseudanarta crocea - Hodges#9605

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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 Xylenini
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Pseudanarta
Species crocea (Pseudanarta crocea - Hodges#9605)
Hodges Number
Explanation of Names
Pseudanarta crocea (Edwards, 1875)
Anarta crocea Edwards 1875
* Phylogenetic sequence #932736
Thirteen Pseudanarta species are found in America north of Mexico.
Wingspan 23 - 24mm(1)
May be distinguished from other species of Pseudanarta by the somewhat lighter patch shaped like lower case Greek letter nu on the upper middle left forewing (and its mirror image on the right). See Smith's description(1)

Most of western North America.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Bug Guide - map of photo records submitted to the guide.
Most records are from August through September.
See Also
Please see other Pseudanarta species on the pinned plate at Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Internet References
Pacific Northwest Moths - detailed species page.
Moths Photographers Group - range map, some collection records, and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.New species of Noctuidae for 1908. I. With notes on Charadra, Raphia and Psuedanarta
John B. Smith. 1908. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 16(2): 79-98.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .