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Species Lacinipolia strigicollis - Collared Arches Moth - Hodges#10415

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Lacinipolia
Species strigicollis (Collared Arches Moth - Hodges#10415)
Hodges Number
10415
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacinipolia strigicollis (Wallengren, 1860)
Hecatera strigicollis Wallengren, 1860
Mamestra illaudabilis Grote, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence #933069
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "lined collar" for the "rusty collar with transverse black lines."
Size
Wingspan 23-28 mm.
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - mottled cream or light green and dark gray color with light-filled spots and toothed black and white lines. (1)
Range
British Columbia to California, west to Texas, north to Alberta.
Food
Larvae feed on various herbaceous plants in such families as the Asteraceae and Fabaceae. (1)
Remarks
This is the type species of the genus Lacinipolia. The type specimens (male and female) were collected on Vancouver Island, BC, and named Mamestra illaudabilis by Grote in 1875; illaudabilis is now synonymized with strigicollis. Wallengren had already described strigicollis in 1860, placing it in the genus Hecatera which was later synonymized with Lacinipolia.
See Also
Lacinipolia buscki - these two species may be synonymous (2), (3)
Lacinipolia runica and viridifera are similar but apparently restricted to Arizona.
L. marinitincta is also similar but has a midwestern distribution (Texas to Kansas, west to Arizona and Utah) and is absent from west coast states and Canada.
Lacinipolia stenotis also flies in the fall but is pure gray and white without yellow or green tints. (1)
Hecatera dysodea is an introduced mottled yellow and dark gray moth, more bright yellow than green or cream and has patches of bright orange scales that are absent in L. strigicollis. (1)
Print References
Wallengren, H.D.J., 1860. Lepidopterologische Mittheiluiigen. Wiener entomologische Monatschrift 4(48): 170.