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Species Sympistis saxatilis - Hodges#10042.2

moth - Sympistis saxatilis
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species saxatilis (Sympistis saxatilis - Hodges#10042.2)
Hodges Number
10042.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis saxatilis (Troubridge & Crabo, 1998) (1)
Oncocnemis saxatilis Troubridge & Crabo, 1998 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931940 (3)
Size
Troubridge & Crabo (1998) listed the forewing length 13-14 mm. (4)
Identification
Troubridge & Crabo (1998) original description is online in PDF. (2)
Range
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. (4)
Holotype ♂ collected Joseph, Oregon, 6-IX-1950, J.L. Sperry in Canadian National Collection (CNC).
Habitat
Troubridge & Crabo (1998) stated "Where known, the habitat is sagebrush steppe with lithosol." (4)
Season
The main flight period appears to be during September. (5), (2)
Food
The larval host and early stages are unknown but Penstemon species are likely.
Remarks
Rare. (4)
Print References
Troubridge, J., 2003. A generic realignment of the Oncocnemidini [sensu] (Hodges, 1983) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae). Zootaxa 1903: 1-95. (1)
Troubridge, J. & L. Crabo, 1998. New Oncocnemis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from the Pacific Northwest. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia, 95. p. 5, 6; figs. 1f, 2l, 3c. (2)