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Species Spaelotis unicava - Hodges#10926.2

Spaelotis unicava - Hodges #10926.2 - Spaelotis unicava Moth for ID - Spaelotis unicava
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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 Noctuina
Genus Spaelotis
Species unicava (Spaelotis unicava - Hodges#10926.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spaelotis unicava Lafontaine, 1998 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #933556 (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed six species of the genus Spaelotis in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 17-20 mm.(1)(3)
California(4) and Arizona to Montana and British Columbia.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Found in dry forest and desert habitats.(3)
Adults are most common from April to September.
One known larval host is Coleogyne ramosissima Torr. (blackbrush) (3)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., 1998. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 27.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 78; pl. 2.9-10. (1)