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Species Amphipoea keiferi - Hodges#9460

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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 Apameini
Genus Amphipoea
Species keiferi (Amphipoea keiferi - Hodges#9460)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amphipoea keiferi (Benjamin, 1935)
Apamea keiferi Benjamin, 1935
This moth was mistakenly referred to as Amphipoea senilis, a southwestern species, for many years. (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932451
Explanation of Names
Named for H. H. Keifer, State of California, Dept. of Agriculture, who first collected the species.(2)
Amphipoea has eight species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Forewing length 14-17 mm. (1)
Straw colored or pinkish-buff forewing with faint transverse lines (sometimes absent) and darkened veins on forewing. Light orange scaling around reniform spot can be diagnostic (2).
Northern California to Washington and widespread in the Great Basin area.
Type specimen collected in California, Modoc Co., Cedarville. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection records.
Adults fly late season from July to October.
Larval host plant is Iris missouriensis Nutt. (wild iris). (1), (4)
Print References
Benjamin, 1935. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 11: 55.