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Sympistis major

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Scientific name  Sympistis major
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Sympistis
Rank  Species

Sympistis major is a moth of the family Noctuidae. It is widely distributed in the Pacific Northwest of North America. It was formerly known as Oncocnemis riparia major, a subspecies of Oncocnemis riparia, but was elevated to species level as Oncocnemis major in 1999 and transferred to the Sympistis genus in 2008.

The wingspan is 31–36 mm.

The larvae feed on Penstemon species, particularly Penstemon fruticosus.

References

Sympistis major Wikipedia


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