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Species Drasteria pallescens - Hodges#8628

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Drasteria
Species pallescens (Drasteria pallescens - Hodges#8628)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drasteria pallescens (Grote & Robinson,1866)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "faded."
Forewing length 1.5-1.8 cm.(1)
Idaho to Montana south to southern California and west to western Texas
two broods with adults flying mid April - September.(1)
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)