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Species Sympistis dunbari - Hodges#10151

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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species dunbari (Sympistis dunbari - Hodges#10151)
Hodges Number
10151
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis dunbari (Harvey, 1876) (1)
Oncocnemis dunbari (Harvey, 1876) (2)
Hadena dunbari Harvey, 1876 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931926 (4)
Explanation of Names
"Named for Dr. George W. Dunbar, of Buffalo, a zealous collector." (Harvey, 1876) (3)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 176 species of the genus Sympistis in America north of Mexico. (4)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2013) reinstated one species. (5)
Size
The forewing length is 13-15 mm. (6)
Identification
Range
California to Arizona and British Columbia. (7), (8), (9)
Holotype from Canada, British Columbia, Vancouver Island, American Museum of Natural History, New York. (10)
Season
The adults appear to be most common from June to October. (11)
Food
The reported larval host plant is Holodiscus discolor (oceanspray). (6)
See Also
Sympistis definita has a very similar pattern but is a paler color. (6)
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group. (11)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough, 1913. Species of Lepidoptera new to our fauna with synonymical notes. The Canadian Entomologist 45(6): 184. (2)
Harvey, L.F., 1876. New Californian and Texan moths. The Canadian Entomologist 8: 52. (3)
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: 59-64. (4)
Lafontaine, J.D. & BC. Schmidt 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 264: 230, 234. (5)