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Species Protorthodes incincta - Banded Quaker - Hodges#10552

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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 Protorthodes
Species incincta (Banded Quaker - Hodges#10552)
Hodges Number
10552
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protorthodes incincta (Morrison, 1874)
Mamestra incincta Morrison, 1874
Taeniocampa utahensis Smith, [1888]
Orthodes akalus Strecker, 1899
Agrotis saturnus Strecker, 1900
Graphiphora communis race smithii Dyar, 1904
Taeniocampa indra Smith, 1906
Eriopyga melanopis var. coloradensis Strand, [1917]
Eriopyga daviesi Barnes & Benjamin, 1927
Explanation of Names
INCINCTA: from the Latin "cinctura" (a girdle), from "cingere" (to surround; to gird); perhaps refers to the indistinct median band on the forewing.
Size
Forewing length 11-14 mm. (1)
Larva to 32 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - forewing grayish-brown with slightly darker median and sometimes terminal areas; AM and PM lines black, scalloped; subterminal line black, slightly wavy or irregular; reniform spot partially filled with dark gray or black; hindwing pale grayish-brown with dark veins and yellowish fringe.

Larva - see Crumb (1956) for description. (2)
Range
Mainly the Western Great Plains and Rocky Mountains, also the Great Basin, the southwest, and eastward into the Great Lakes. (1)
Habitat
Sand dunes, dry prairies, relic prairie areas around the shores of the Great Lakes.
Season
Adults fly June to early October. [cite:1070989149]
Food
Larval hosts include alfalfa, pole beans, little barley, wheat, hickory and dandelion. (2), (3)
Print References
Crumb, S.E., 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 128 (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris. 2014. ZooKeys 421: 139-179.
2.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
3.A Review and Reclassification of Larvae of the Subfamily Hadeninae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) of America North of Mexico
George L. Godfrey. 1972. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1450: 1-265.