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Species Hydraecia medialis - Hodges#9511

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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 Apameini
Genus Hydraecia
Species medialis (Hydraecia medialis - Hodges#9511)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hydraecia medialis (Smith, 1892)
Hydroecia medialis Smith, 1892
syn. Hydroecia pallescens Smith, 1899
There are ten named species of Hydraecia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 43-45 mm. (Smith), (2)
The original description of Hydraecia medialis Smith, is available at the link in the print references below.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly from August through October. (3), (2)
Suspected larval host is lupines, Lupinus L.(3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1894. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 21: 74.