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Species Andropolia diversilineata - Hodges#9563

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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 Antitypina
Genus Andropolia
Species diversilineata (Andropolia diversilineata - Hodges#9563)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Andropolia diversilineata (Grote, 1877) (1)
Hadena diversilineata Grote, 1877
Polia illepida Grote, 1879
Polia resoluta Smith, 1894
Andropolia submissa Smith, 1911
Phylogenetic sequence # 932680
There are 6 Andropolia species in America north of Mexico.(2)
Wingspan is 40-44 mm. (Hampson)
The Hampson, (1909) revised description of Andropolia diversilineata Grote, is available online at the link in the print references below
Gray forewing with a black jagged, dentate submarginal line that creates two dark shaded triangles. Sexes similar but male have pectinate antennae and lighter hindwing.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
British Columbia to southern California and east to Colorado. (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Pine forests and juniper woodlands. (6)
Adults are most often reported from late summer but there are records from April to September. (5), (6)
Larval host is antelope bitterbrush, Purshia tridentata (Rosaceae). (6)
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1909. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 8: 199.