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Species Enargia fausta - Hodges#9550.2

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Cosmiina
Genus Enargia
Species fausta (Enargia fausta - Hodges#9550.2)
Hodges Number
9550.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Described by Schmidt in 2010
Explanation of Names
"The specific epithet is derived from Faustus, the alchemist of German legend who sold his soul to Mephistopheles, or Mephisto, in exchange for knowledge."
Size
17.5 mm (males) to 19.4 mm (females)
Identification
"Forewing with black spot at base of reniform that is distinctly darker than other forewing markings. Forewings yellow ochre to orange ochre with contrasting dark markings, never unicolourous grey or brown; AM and PM lines distinct, sharp, and contrasting; border of reniform and orbicular usually sharply defined and continuous."
Range
Alberta to New Brunswick and adjacent states in the U.S.
Habitat
Boreal forests
Season
Type material in the species description is mainly from late July through early September
Food
White Birch, Poplars (Populus spp.)
See Also
Other Enargia species can be separated based on the key in Christian Schmidt's Revision of the genus Enargia.
Print References
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Internet References
All information on this page is from Christian Schmidt's Revision of the genus Enargia