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Species Drasteria scrupulosa - Hodges#8621

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Drasteria
Species scrupulosa (Drasteria scrupulosa - Hodges#8621)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drasteria scrupulosa (Hy. Edwards, 1878)
Synedoida scrupulosa H. Edwards, 1878
Poole (1989) included Synedoida as a junior synonym of Drasteria. (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930894
Forewing length 18-21 mm. (2)
California to Colorado and Oregon. (3), (4), (5)
Drasteria scrupulosa is most common in the southwestern United States. (2)
Holotype from Kern County, California.
The main flight period appears to be July and August. (2)
The larval host plant is unknown. (2)
Print References
Edwards, 1878. Pacific Coast Lepidopterist. 29: 9.
Edwards, 1878. Proceedings of the California Academy of Science.: 9.
Smith, J.B., 1893. Catalogue of the lepidopterous superfamily Noctuidae found in Boreal America. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 44: 321. (5)