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Species Drasteria pallescens - Hodges#8628

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Drasteria
Species pallescens (Drasteria pallescens - Hodges#8628)
Hodges Number
8628
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drasteria pallescens (Grote & Robinson,1866)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "faded."
Size
Forewing length 1.5-1.8 cm.(1)
Range
Idaho to Montana south to southern California and west to western Texas
Season
two broods with adults flying mid April - September.(1)
Food
larval hostplant is unknown
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 44; p. 258. (1)