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Species Enargia fausta - Hodges#9550.2

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Cosmiina
Genus Enargia
Species fausta (Enargia fausta - Hodges#9550.2)
Hodges Number
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."
17.5 mm (males) to 19.4 mm (females)
"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."
Alberta to New Brunswick and adjacent states in the U.S.
Boreal forests
Type material in the species description is mainly from late July through early September
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.
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All information on this page is from Christian Schmidt's Revision of the genus Enargia