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Species Cucullia dorsalis - Hodges#10190.2

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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 Cuculliinae
Genus Cucullia (Hooded Owlets)
Species dorsalis (Cucullia dorsalis - Hodges#10190.2)
Hodges Number
10190.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cucullia dorsalis Smith, 1892
formerly synonyms of Cucullia speyeri
treated as a valid species by Poole 1989,1995 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931518
Numbers
Cucullia includes 36 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
forewing length about 22 mm
Identification
forewing is uniform gray with dark anal dash
Range
western Rocky Rountains and the Great Basin
Season
May to August
Food
Larvae have been reared from Machaerantha shastensis and other herbaceous plants including Helianthus sp.
See Also
Often confused with C. laetifica which is usually lighter gray and less uniform in color, having some lighter areas.
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