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Species Pseudanarta flava - Hodges#9606

Pseudanarta species  - Pseudanarta flava Noctuid sp - Pseudanarta flava P. flava - Pseudanarta flava  Pseudanarta flava - Pseudanarta flava Catocala? - Pseudanarta flava
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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
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Pseudanarta
Species flava (Pseudanarta flava - Hodges#9606)
Hodges Number
9606
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudanarta flava (Grote(1), 1874)
Hadena flava Grote, 1874
Phylogenetic sequence # 932737
Numbers
Pseudanarta includes 13 species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length 10-11 mm.(3)
Identification
The original description as Hadena flava Grote is available online in the print references below.
Range
California, Arizona and Colorado to British Columbia and Alberta. (3)
Baja California. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Lower elevation dry prairie and rangelands, juniper woodlands. (4)
Season
Adults are most common from August to mid-October. (5), (4)
Food
Larvae feed on native bunchgrasses (Poaceae). (4)
Adults visit yellow-flowered shrubs such as Ericameria nauseosa (Pall. ex Pursh) G.L. Nesom & Baird (rabbitbrush). (3), (4)
See Also

Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1874. On Lithophane and new Noctuidae. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey, 5: 205.
Grote, A.R. 1874. Remarks on North American Noctuidae with descriptions of new species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, p. 91, (6).
Grote, A.R. 1878. Descriptions of Noctuidae, chiefly from California. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey, p. 178.
Hampson, G.F. 1906. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 6: 193.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 301, pl. 55.4. (3)