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Species Epidemas obscurus - Hodges#10003

Epidemas obscurus Epidemas obscurus Moth - Epidemas obscurus Noctuidae: Epidemas obscurus - Epidemas obscurus Epidemas obscurus Epidemas obscurus Epidemas obscurus - female Epidemas obscurus
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Epidemas
Species obscurus (Epidemas obscurus - Hodges#10003)
Hodges Number
According to PNW Moths, this is a dimorphic species in which female forewing orbicular/reniform spots are considerably larger and more white filled that those of the males. (1)
south-central British Columbia south to California and west to Colorado (1)
September to October (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 54, fig. 25; p. 299. (2)