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Species Platypolia loda - Hodges#9978

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Antitypina
Genus Platypolia
Species loda (Platypolia loda - Hodges#9978)
Hodges Number
9978
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platypolia loda (Strecker, 1898)
Hadena loda Strecker, 1898 (1)
syn.
Hadena albiserrata Smith, 1903
Eumichtis gunderi Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Phylogenetic sequence # 932698
Numbers
Four Platypolia species are found in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Forewing length 18-21 mm. (3)
Identification
Hindwing is white.
Range
Central California to British Columbia and Montana. (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection dates.
Bug Guide - map of photo records submitted to Bug Guide.
Habitat
Mixed confier-hardwood forests. (3)
Season
Adults fly June through October.
Food
Larvae are general feeders of various hostplants including Douglas-fir, Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb.) Franco. (3)
See Also
Platypolia contadina has brownish-gray to black hindwing

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