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Species Pseudorthodes puerilis - Hodges#10583

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Pseudorthodes
Species puerilis (Pseudorthodes puerilis - Hodges#10583)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudorthodes puerilis (Grote, 1874) (1)
Mamestra puerilis Grote, 1874 (64)
* Phylogenetic sequence #933133
There are eight named species of Pseudorthodes in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Forewing length 11-13 mm. (3)
Original description as Mamestra puerilis. (64)
*Forewing is orange brown with variable amount of white filling in the reniform spot.
*Transverse lines are double
*No orbicular and claviform spots visible.
*Subterminal line is a pale and fairly straight.

Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) from Gary McDonald
British Columbia to about Los Angeles, California.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
MPG has a Colorado record possibly in error? (2)
coastal (3)
Adults fly from March through October in California and start later in northern areas. (3), (2)
See Also
Pseudorthodes irrorata which has bolder transverse lines and a irregular subterminal line.
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Grote, A. R. 1875. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, Volume 2, p. (64)
Internet References
Pacific Northwest Moths - detailed species page. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - photos and map with some distribution data. (2)
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.