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Species Clostera brucei - Hodges#7900

Clostera albosigma - Clostera brucei Clostera multnoma - Hodges #7900.1 - Clostera brucei Clostera sp? - Clostera brucei Clostera brucei Clostera brucei Clostera apicalis - Clostera brucei Clostera brucei
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Pygaerinae
Genus Clostera
Species brucei (Clostera brucei - Hodges#7900)
Hodges Number
7900
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clostera brucei (Hy. Edwards, 1885)
Ichthyura multnoma Dyar, 1892
Phylogenetic sequence # 930008 (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed seven species of the genus Clostera in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (2)
Identification
Forewing antemedial and median lines do not touch. (a key feature) (2)
Id confirmed by Chuck Harp.
Range
Across southern Canada, south through California(3) and the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Northeastern United States. (2), (4), (5)
Habitat
Quaking aspen forests, less common in conifer forests. (2)
Season
Most records are from May through August. (4)
Food
Host plant is thought to be Populus tremuloides Michx. (quaking aspen). (2)
Remarks
Wide range but seldom collected. (2)
See Also
Clostera paraphora has a PM line that is more strongly sinuate and shows less contrast between the brown shadings and whitish-gray regions of the forewing (6)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1892. New forms of Ichthyura. The Canadian Entomologist. 24(6): 179.
Riotte, J.C.E., 1967. Notes on uncommon moths in central and southern Ontario. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 21(1): 35.