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Species Oligia obtusa - Hodges#9418

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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 Apameini
Genus Oligia
Species obtusa (Oligia obtusa - Hodges#9418 )
Hodges Number
9418
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oligia obtusa (Smith, 1902) (1), (396)
Helotropha obtusa Smith, 1902 (45)
* Phylogenetic sequence #932385
Numbers
There are twelve named species of Oligia in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 12-13 mm (2)
Identification
Original description as Helotropha obtusa Smith. (45), (3)
Adult: (2)
The darker median area is trapezoid shaped.
Reniform and orbicular spots lined with light scales.
Hindwing is brownish gray with a diffused darker discal spot.
Range
Across southern Canada and northern United States extending into much of the northern half of the eastern states. Has been recorded in Arizona. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Season
Most records are from July through September. (4)
Food
Larval host is unknown but suspected to be grasses (Poaceae). (2)
See Also
Orthodes noverca - pinned adult at Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Beadle, D, & S. Leckie 2012. Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. p. 448.(5)
Hampson, 1908. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phaenae in the British Museum. p. (396)
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 77.(1)
Smith, J.B. 1902. New species of Noctuidae for 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, vol. 10, p. (45), (3)
Internet References
Pacific Northwest Moths - detailed species page with pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photos and map with some distribution data.
Noctuoidea of Canada - J. T. Troubridge & J. D. Lafontaine - photo of pinned adult and related species.