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Species Protogygia postera - Hodges#10892.1

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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 Protogygia
Species postera (Protogygia postera - Hodges#10892.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protogygia postera Fauske & Lafontaine, 2004 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933294
There are sixteen named species of the genus Protogygia in America north of Mexico.(1)
Forewing length 15-17 mm.(2),(3)
Detailed description.(3), (2)
Adults: (3)
Forewings appear streaky with the dark veins and lighter color near them.
Thin back basal dash.
Orbicular spot is of the forewing ground color and a long diamond shape.
Reniform spots are also of the ground color and have a thin arrow shape.
Baja California to New Mexico and north to Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Most records are from May through September. (4)
Larval host is unknown.(3), (2)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 2004. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 187; pl. I.14-17.(2)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 57.5; p. 309.(5)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.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.
3.Pacific Northwest Moths
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.