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Species Sympistis occata - Harrow moth - Hodges#10101

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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species occata (Harrow moth - Hodges#10101)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Harrow moth (Holland, 1915).(1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis occata (Grote, 1875)
Cleophana occata, Grote, 1875
Oncocnemis occata
* phylogenetic sequence #931801
Explanation of Names
Occata is Latin for "harrow", a farming implement.
Forewing length 10-12 mm (PNW Moths).
Texas and Colorado west to the California coast (Holland, 1915) and north to southern Alberta along the plains (PNW Moths).
Dry areas at low elevation (PNW Moths).
Print References
Grote, A. R. 1875. Descriptions of North American moths. Trans. American Ent. Soc. 5: 114
Holland, W. J. 1915. The moth book. Doubleday, Page & Company. p.176, pl.21, f.8
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
PNW Moths - species page
Works Cited
1.The Moth Book
W. J. Holland. 1922. Doubleday, Page & Company.