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Species Sympistis albifasciata - Hodges#10076

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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species albifasciata (Sympistis albifasciata - Hodges#10076)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis albifasciata (Hampson, 1906)
Oncocnemis albifasciata Hampson, 1906
Phylogenetic sequence # 931799
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 176 species of the genus Sympistis in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2013) reinstated one species. (2)
Hampson (1906) listed the wingspan as 32 mm.
The forewing length 12-14 mm. (3)
Sympistis albifasciata occurs throughout most of western North America. (4), (5), (3)
The adults appear to be most common during the months of July to September. (5)
The adults are partially diurnal and visit flowers of Chrysothamnus species (rabbitbrush). (3)
The larval host plant is thought to be Penstemon species as the other members of the genus. (3)
The adults are often attracted to lights. (3)
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1906. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 6: 152, pl. 99, fig. 18.
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. (1)
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. (2)