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Species Orthosia pacifica - Orthosia pacifica - Hodges#10494

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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 Orthosiini
Genus Orthosia
Species pacifica (Orthosia pacifica - Hodges#10494)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthosia pacifica (Harvey, 1874)
Taeniocampa pacifica Harvey, 1874
Phylogenetic sequence # 932777 (1)
Forewing length 16-19 mm. (2)
The original description as Taeniocampa pacifica Harvey, and a revised description as Monima pacifica by Hampson 1905 are both available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
British Columbia south to California and Arizona. (4), (2)
Adults are reported from January to August. (4), (2)
Larval host is Quercus species (oak), but other small shrubs of Ericaceae are also used.(2)
Dyar 1894 described larvae on maple and wild cherry.
Life Cycle
Dyar (1894) describes the larval stages. (link in the print references below)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1894. Preparatory stages of Laphygma flavimaculata Harv., and other notes. The Canadian Entomologist 26: 66.
Hampson, G.F. 1905. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 429.
Harvey, L.F. 1874. Observations of North American moths. Noctuidae. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science 2: 120.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 55, fig. 10; p. 302. (2)