Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Miodera stigmata Smith, 1908
Phylogenetic sequence #
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 12-15 mm. (2)
Smith (1908) listed the wingspan 26-28 mm.
Smith (1908) original description of the adult is online in the print references.
Comstock & Dammers (1936) description of the larvae is online in the print references.
Crumb (1956) also described the larvae. (3)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
California and Baja California. (5)
Todd (1982) designated the ♂ lectotype from Witch Creek, California. (6)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a single flight from November to January. (2)
Record on Bug Guide for March. (7)
Moth Photographers Group has records from January to April and September to December.(5)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed Artemisia californica
Less. (Coastal sagebrush). (2)
Comstock, J.A. & C.M. Dammers, 1936. Notes on the early stages of five moths from southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.
34, p. 101
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press, pl. 56, fig. 27; p. 307. (2)
Smith, J.B., 1908. New species and genera of the lepidopterous family Noctuidae for 1907. Part II. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.
18, p. 102