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Species Oligia divesta - Hodges#9559

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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 Apameini
Genus Oligia
Species divesta (Oligia divesta - Hodges#9559)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oligia divesta (Grote, 1874) (1), (2)
Originally placed as Chytonix laticlava on Bug Guide.
Hadena divesta Grote, 1874
Phylogenetic sequence # 932386
Oligia has 12 species in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Adult: forewing dark brownish-gray with black-rimmed reniform and orbicular spots filled with ground color; black basal dash; thick black bar runs from AM to PM line near inner margin; AM line scalloped; PM line toothed; several black V-shaped marks in subterminal area; hindwing dirty white basally, shading to gray distally; discal dot and PM line faint; terminal line thin, dark; fringe a mix of pale and dark scales
British Columbia to California and Montana. (3), (4)
Adults are most often reported from May to September. (5)
See Also
similar species of Neoligia and Oligia have a thinner and/or shorter black bar between AM and PM lines, different markings in subterminal area, and - in O. tusa - an oblique reniform spot (compare images of several species at CBIF)
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1874. Preliminary catalogue of the Noctuidae of California. The Canadian Entomologist 6(1): . 215.
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 54.40, p. 301. (6)
Internet References
presence in California 25 collected specimens plus locations and dates (U. of California at Berkeley)