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Species Eucoptocnemis dollii - Hodges#10643

Eucoptocnemis dolli (Grote), 1882 - Hodges' # 10643 - Eucoptocnemis dollii - male Trichocerapoda oblita? - Eucoptocnemis dollii - female Trichocerapoda oblita? - Eucoptocnemis dollii - female Trichocerapoda oblita? - Eucoptocnemis dollii - female Trichocerapoda oblita? - Eucoptocnemis dollii - female
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Eucoptocnemis
Species dollii (Eucoptocnemis dollii - Hodges#10643)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
formerly Agrotis dollii; transferred to genus Eucoptocnemis by Lafontaine in 2004
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of famed collector and curator Jacob Doll (1847-1929) of the Brooklyn Museum. (1)
wingspan about 35 mm
Adult: forewing grayish-brown with no discernible lines; diffuse dusting of lighter and darker scales show little contrast against ground color; reniform spot indistinct; slightly darker grayish shading in terminal area, along costa near apex, and along inner margin near base; hindwing white with gray scaling along veins
Arizona and California
adults fly in fall
page creation based on Jan Metlevski's identification of this image
See Also
Peridroma saucia has more visible lines on the forewing, short dark markings along the costa, and a pearly gray hindwing
Euxoa misturata has light shading along the veins of the forewing, and a dark terminal band on the hindwing
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. 2004. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part). In The Moths of America North of Mexico. fasc. 27.1
Internet References
US distribution map (Moths of North America, USGS)
Works Cited
1.American Entomologists
Arnold Mallis. 1971. Rutgers University Press.