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Species Brachylomia sierra - Hodges#9997.1

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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 Xylenina
Genus Brachylomia
Species sierra (Brachylomia sierra - Hodges#9997.1)
Hodges Number
9997.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Brachylomia sierra Troubridge & Laf., 2007 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932663
Numbers
Brachylomia includes 12 species in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Size
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (1), (3)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (4)
Range
California and Oregon. (3), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Sierra Mountains (1)
Season
Adults fly beginning in July but are most common in August and later. (3), (6)
Food
Larval food plant is unknown but Salix sp. (willow) is possible. (3)
See Also
Several Brachylomia species are similar including Brachylomia thula.

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Print References
Troubridge, J.T., & J.D. Lafontaine 2007. A revision of the North American species of Brachylomia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Xyleninae) with descriptions of four new species. Canadian Entomologist, 139: 209–227. (1)