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Species Cucullia postera - Hodges#10198

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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 Cuculliinae
Genus Cucullia (Hooded Owlets)
Species postera (Cucullia postera - Hodges#10198)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cucullia postera Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 931509 (1)
Wingspan 40 to 42 mm.
Forewing length 20-22 mm. (2)
Occurs across northern North America and south from Idaho to Arizona and California.
The main flight period appears to be May to September. (3)
See Also
Several Cucullia species are similar.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (3)
Print References
Poole, R.W., 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Cuculliinae, Stiriinae, Psaphidinae. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.; p. 38; pl. 1.9-12.(4)