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Species Comadia bertholdi - Lupine Borer Moth - Hodges#2686

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Cossinae
Genus Comadia
Species bertholdi (Lupine Borer Moth - Hodges#2686)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Comadia bertholdi (Grote, 1880) (1)
Hypopta bertholdi Grote, 1880
Three subspecies were recognized.
Forewing length: (2)
♂ 15-17 mm.
♀ 18-19 mm.
The males of the Colorado and Wyoming population are smaller at 13-16 mm.
California to New Mexico and north to Utah and Wyoming. (3), (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1880. New species of moths. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society. 3: 45.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 13.12, p. 127. (7)
Internet References