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Species Pleromelloida conserta - Hodges#10027

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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Pleromelloida
Species conserta (Pleromelloida conserta - Hodges#10027)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
P. apposita, obliquata, smithi are all treated as synonyms at All-Leps
one of 4 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 30 mm
Adult has two color forms: forewing of dark form (see image) blackish except for white patches in basal area and along costa, and gray-and-white checkered fringe; forewing of light form (see image) medium gray with jagged black lines and black veins; hindwing of both forms brownish-gray with dark veins and discal spot
British Columbia to California, east to Utah, north to Saskatchewan
adults fly in spring
larvae feed on leaves of Common Snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus) and Lonicera, members of the Caprifoliaceae family
page creation based on Gary Anweiler's identification of this image
See Also
Pleromelloida cinerea forewing slightly paler gray with more contrasting lines, conspicuous black streaks in subterminal area (especially near apex), and paler whitish-gray hindwing
(see comparison image of both species and both forms of conserta at U. of Alberta, using CBIF images)
Internet References
pinned adult image of dark form (CBIF)
pinned adult image of "obliquata" which is a synonym of conserta (California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)
distribution in Canada (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
presence in Oregon; list given as "obliquata" which is a synonym of conserta (Oregon State U.)
presence in Utah; list given as "obliquata" which is a synonym of conserta (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists' Society)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
flight season and larval foodplants of "obliquata" (Jeff Miller, Macromoths of Northwest Forests and Woodlands, USGS)