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Species Egira perlubens - Brown Woodling - Hodges#10515

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Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Orthosiini
Genus Egira
Species perlubens (Brown Woodling - Hodges#10515)
Hodges Number
10515
Identification
Adult: forewing mottled yellowish, brown, gray, and black with dark reddish subapical patch along costa, and whitish or pale gray orbicular spot; reniform spot with dirty yellowish or orangish filling in upper half, and black filling in lower half; black patch inside subterminal line may connect with black lower half of reniform spot; terminal line and fringe with small shallow scallops; hindwing white with small gray discal spot
Larva: body brownish with black mottling on top, and brownish-orange on the sides
Range
British Columbia to California, west to Arizona and Colorado
Habitat
western forests
Season
adults fly in spring
Food
larvae have been reared on Red Alder (Alnus rubra)
See Also
Egira hiemalis is similar but forewing lacks dark reddish subapical patch along costa, filling of reniform spot is more reddish, and hindwing is light dirty gray with a larger discal spot - and sometimes a gray median line (compare images of boths species at CBIF)
also see other images of E. hiemalis: 1, 2, 3
Internet References
live larva and adult images plus common name reference and foodplant (Jeremy Tatum, Butterflies and Moths of Southern Vancouver Island)
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image but probably too dark/underexposed to be reliable [i.e. hindwings look solid gray] (California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)