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Species Agrochola pulchella - Hodges#9955

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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Agrochola
Species pulchella (Agrochola pulchella - Hodges#9955)
Hodges Number
9955
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Agrochola pulchella (Smith, 1900)
Phylogenetic sequence #932614
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet means "diminutive beauty." (1)
Identification
Adult: forewing with broad dark orange terminal band; remainder of wing medium to dark brown (median band usually slightly lighter brown); lower half of reniform spot whitish; orbicular spot either not noticeable or rimmed in white; hindwing medium gray with pinkish terminal band and indistinct dark gray discal spot

Larva: body brown with diagonal black streaks above whitish lateral line; top of head black with whitish border
Range
British Columbia to California
Season
adults fly from July to October
larvae in June and July
Food
larvae feed on leaves of Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) and possibly related plants
Internet References
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.