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Species Sympistis saxatilis - Hodges#10042.2

moth - Sympistis saxatilis
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species saxatilis (Sympistis saxatilis - Hodges#10042.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis saxatilis (Troubridge & Crabo, 1998) (1)
Oncocnemis saxatilis Troubridge & Crabo, 1998 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931940 (3)
Troubridge & Crabo (1998) listed the forewing length 13-14 mm. (4)
Troubridge & Crabo (1998) original description is online in PDF. (2)
Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. (4)
Holotype ♂ collected Joseph, Oregon, 6-IX-1950, J.L. Sperry in Canadian National Collection (CNC).
Troubridge & Crabo (1998) stated "Where known, the habitat is sagebrush steppe with lithosol." (4)
The main flight period appears to be during September. (5), (2)
The larval host and early stages are unknown but Penstemon species are likely.
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)