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Species Hadena caelestis - Hodges#10322.1

Eriopygini? - Hadena caelestis
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Hadenini
Genus Hadena
Species caelestis (Hadena caelestis - Hodges#10322.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hadena caelestis Troubridge & Crabo, 2002 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932917
Explanation of Names
caelestis is Latin for heavenly, which describes the higher elevations where the species is found. (1)
There are 15 named Hadena species in America north of Mexico.(2)
Forewing length 13-15 mm. (1)
Hadena caelestis is nearly identical to Hadena ectrapela. Hadena caelestis has a larger, whiter, and more circular orbicular spot. (1)
Original description of Hadena caelestis Troubridge & Crabo is available in PDF. (1)
British Columbia to central California. (3), (1)
Type locality: Mt. Kobau, British Columbia. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Higher elevations of 1,800-3,000 m. (3), (1)
Adults have been recorded mostly from July to August. (4), (3), (1)
Larval host is not mentioned in the 2002 description. (1)
Print References
Troubridge & Crabo, 2002. A review of the Nearctic species of Hadena (Schrank), 1802 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) with descriptions of six new species. Fabreries, 27: p. 120-122, figs. 10, 26, 38. (1)