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Species Hadena plumasata - Hodges#10323

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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 Hadenini
Genus Hadena
Species plumasata (Hadena plumasata - Hodges#10323 )
Hodges Number
10323
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hadena plumasata Buckett & Bauer, 1967
Anepia plumasata Buckett & Bauer, 1967 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932921
Explanation of Names
plumasata is named for the collection site of Plumas County. (2)
Numbers
There are 15 Hadena species found in America north of Mexico. (3), (4)
Size
Forewing length 15-17 mm. (2)
Identification
The original description as Anepia plumasata Buckett & Bauer is available online in PDF. (1)
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The only Hadena with a dark, charcoal grey forewing and no basal dash. Also has a less distinctive/contrasting "W" shape along the subterminal line than the other species.(2)
Range
Eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada of California from Plumas County south to Mariposa County. (2)
Habitat
Mixed oak/douglas fir/incense cedar/manzanita forests at mid-elevations (1,000-8,000'). (2)
Season
Adults are most often reported from May through June. (1), (4)
Remarks
Uncommon in collections.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Buckett, J.S., & W.R. Bauer, 1967. Description of a new species of Anepia Hampson from the Sierra Nevada of (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 21(4): 235-240, figs. 1, 2, 5, 7, 9. (1)
Troubridge, J.T., & L.G. Crabo 2002. A review of the Nearctic species of Hadena Schrank, 1802 (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) with descriptions of six new species. p. 126, fig. 12. (2)