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Genus Pseudobryomima

Pseudobryomima muscosa Moth - Pseudobryomima muscosa Mossy Pseudobryomima - Pseudobryomima muscosa Moth - Pseudobryomima muscosa Pseudobryomima fallax(?) - Pseudobryomima fallax Lepidoptera - Pseudobryomima distans Pseudobryomima fallax? - Pseudobryomima Pseudobryomima distans
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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 Xylenini
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Pseudobryomima
3 species in North America listed at All-Leps
wingspan about 27 mm, based on photos by Jim Vargo and Bruce Walsh
Adult: forewing either dark with paler mottling or pale with dark patches in median and subterminal areas; lines indistinct; subterminal line jagged, irregular, with paler shading beyond it; hindwing variably pale with dark terminal band or mostly dark brownish-gray; dark discal spot usually visible
British Columbia to California and Arizona
P. fallax flies in February and March in California
P. muscosa flies in late summer in the north
P. distans has been collected in November in Arizona
See Also
Cryphia species are similar but the forewing lacks a subterminal line, and the body is more slender and delicate (see pinned adult images of 2 species at CBIF)
Internet References
pinned adult images of P. distans and P. fallax (California Dept. of Food and Agriculture)
pinned adult image of P. muscosa (CBIF)
pinned adult image of P. muscosa and photos of related genera/species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image of P. distans (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Oregon; list P. muscosa only (Oregon State U.)
distribution in Canada British Columbia only, and only P. muscosa (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)