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Species Copablepharon canariana - Hodges#10682

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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Copablepharon
Species canariana (Copablepharon canariana - Hodges#10682)
Hodges Number
FWL = 18-21 mm (1)
Distinct genitalia (see MONA Fascicle 27-1). Forewing of yellow ground color with contrasting white strip along edge of costa that expands to a very thin rectangular patch nearing the apex. The yellow FW can be infused with gray to varying degrees, sometimes resulting in two very subtle diffuse pale longitudinal stripes; AM/PM lines absent; bicolored FW fringe, white on outer half. Hindwing white to light fuscous, esp. in a band on the outer half of wing. (1)

Male antenna beadlike. (2)
Great Basin and intermontane region from east-central Oregon, southern Idaho, and southern Wyoming, south to southern California, northern Arizona and NW New Mexico. (1)
vicinity of streams, lakes and marshes (1)
mid-July to mid-August (1)
See Also
Copablepharon grandis does not have bicolored forewing fringe (1)
Copablepharon flavum does not have bicolored forewing fringe (1)
Copablepharon absidum has forewing fringe that is paler yellow to gray on the outer half (1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (Part), Noctuinae (Part-Agrotini), Fascicle 27.1
J. Donald Lafontaine. 2004. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.Pacific Northwest Moths