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Species Idia occidentalis - Hodges#8334.1

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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Idia
Species occidentalis (Idia occidentalis - Hodges#8334.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Idia occidentalis (Smith, 1884)
Formerly subspecies of Idia lubricalis [Epizeuxis lubricalis occidentalis]
Phylogenetic sequence # 930483
Amydria has 18 species in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Forewing length 12-21 mm. (3)
Southern Alberta and British Columbia, south to Colorado, Texas, Arizona and Californa.
Larval host is unknown, but related species feed on fungi and molds.
See Also
Idia lubricalis is smaller, darker with light transverse lines.

Pronoctua peabodyae is similar but without bold transverse lines.