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Species Aseptis characta - Hodges#9543

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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 Aseptis
Species characta (Aseptis characta - Hodges#9543)
Hodges Number
9543
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aseptis characta (Grote(1), 1880)
Hadena characta Grote, 1880
Phylogenetic sequence # 932648 (2)
Size
Grote (1880) listed a wingspan of 30 mm.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 13-14 mm. (3)
Identification
Determined by Chuck Harp.
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reported "southeastern British Columbia east to Saskatchewan and south through interior aridlands to southern California, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado." (3)
Moth Photographers Group large map with some distribution data.
Holotype collected in "Nevada" by Mr. Tepper.
Habitat
Powell & Opler (2009) stated Aseptis characta is usually found in juniper woodlands. (3)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported one flight of April to August with June the peak.(3)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) listed Artemisia (Asteraceae). (3)
See Also
Lacinipolia pensilis lacks the typical "Aseptis" notch in the outer margin of the hindwing. (4)
Euxoa tessellata in which the claviform spot(5) is smaller and postmedial line appears less toothed. (4)
Euxoa plagigera with a more elongate orbicular spot(6) and streakier distal wing. (4)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1880. North American moths. The Canadian Entomologist, 12(1): 243.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 54, fig. 19; p. 299. (3)