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Species Drasteria ingeniculata - Hodges#8620

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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 ingeniculata (Drasteria ingeniculata - Hodges#8620)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drasteria ingeniculata (Morrison, 1876)
Syneda ingeniculata Morrison, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 930893 (1)
wingspan about 35 mm
Adult: basal area and distal half of forewing dark blackish-gray; median area and PM patch pale gray with dark speckling; AM line a smooth convex arc; hindwing orangish-yellow with black terminal and PM bands; large black discal spot not connected to PM band
southcentral United States: Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska
sandy areas
adults fly in spring and again in late summer
Life Cycle
at least two generations per year
See Also
Drasteria sabulosa forewing has a wavy AM line, and hindwing is brownish-gray with no orange or yellow
Print References
Richards A.G. 1939. A revision of the North American Species of the Phoberia-Melipotis-Drasteria Group of Moths (Lepidoptera, Phalaenidae). Entomologica Americana. New Series, 19(1): 1-100.