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Species Sympistis augustus - Hodges#10096

Sympistis augustus - Hodges #10096 - Sympistis augustus
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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 augustus (Sympistis augustus - Hodges#10096)
Hodges Number
10096
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis augustus (Harvey, 1875)
Oncocnemis augustus Harvey, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 931865 (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 176 species of the genus Sympistis in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2013) reinstated one species. (2)
Size
Forewing length 13-16 mm. (3)
Wingspan 34-36 mm.
Identification
Confirmed by Chuck Harp.
Range
Widespread throughout western North America. (4), (5)
Season
The main flight period is August to November. (4), (3)
Food
Host plant unknown but thought to be Penstemon spp. (3)
Print References
Harvey, L.F. 1875. An illustration of North American Agrotis and Oncocnemis. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science, 3: 73; plate 3, fig. 5.
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)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
J. Donald Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt . 2013. ZooKeys 264: 227-236.
3.Pacific Northwest Moths
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5. An annotated list of the Lepidoptera of Alberta, Canada
Gregory R. Pohl, Gary G. Anweiler, B. Christian Schmidt, Norbert G. Kondla. 2010. ZooKeys 38: 1–549.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems