Noctuidae - Psaphidinae - Triocnemidini




Crimona pallimedia Smith

Crimona pallimedia Smith, 1902, Jour. New York Ent. Soc., 10: 49.

Diagnosis: This is a distinctive species unlikely to be confused with any other noctuid in North America. In the forewing the basal and subterminal areas are orange brown and are connected by a bridge through the median area. The median area on the costa and the inner margin is blue gray and contrasts with the orange brown areas of the wing. The orbicular spot is engulfed by the orange brown region of the basal area. The reniform spot is dull white with an interior bluish gray lunule. The forewing maculation plus the strong tibial claw should immediately identify it.

Distribution: This species has been collected most abundantly in southern California. I have also seen specimens from Nevada and southern Utah. There is little if any variation in the species.

Specimens have been collected from March until June.

Identification Quality: Excellent

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Crimona pallimedia


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