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Species Rivula propinqualis - Spotted Grass Moth - Hodges#8404

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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 Rivulinae
Genus Rivula
Species propinqualis (Spotted Grass Moth - Hodges#8404)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rivula propinqualis Guenée, 1854
* phylogenetic sequence #930592
Three (3) species of Rivula occur in America north of Mexico.(1)
Wingspan 15-19mm (2)
Light yellow forewing with large oval brown spot covering two small purple reniform spots. Parallel brown lines with some brown shading toward outer margin. Yellow hindwing. (2)
Throughout eastern US and across Canada to British Columbia and Oregon
April-September (2)
Grasses (2)
Covell notes that this species is uncommon. (2)
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 25.(1)
Covell, p. 321 & plate 39#21 (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of pinned Rivula propinqualis and related species.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.