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Species Orthodes noverca - Hodges#10282

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Orthodes
Species noverca (Orthodes noverca - Hodges#10282)
Hodges Number
10282
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthodes noverca (Grote(1), 1878)
Polia noverca (Grote, 1878)
Mamestra noverca Grote, 1878 (2)
Syn.
Orthodes vauorbicularis
Orthodes delecta
Phylogenetic sequence # 933143
Size
Forewing length 13-16 mm.
Identification
The orbicular spot is only half lined with black, and this is a key to distinguish Orthodes noverca from the two other similar species.
Range
Western Texas and Nebraska to California and British Columbia.
Food
Larvae feed on Clematis spp. (wild clematis) Ranunculaceae. (3)
Print References
Grote(1), A.R., 1878. New N. American Lepidoptera, with notes on a few little known. The Canadian Entomologist, 10: 236.
Smith, J.B. 1891. Contributions toward a monograph of the Noctuidae of temperate North America. Revision of the species of Mamestra. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 14: 246. (2)