|scientific name Hillia maida |
common name Plain Rover
A medium-sized (3.6-4.0 cm. ws) moth. Thorax and FW dark blackish brown with a lighter brown area at the centre of the inner margin. Lines mostly indistinct; PM indicated by white dots at the veins, and the ST by a white powdering, preceded by black, which forms a distinct spot at the anal angle. Fringe with white specks at veins. Orbicular a linear black ellipse, open above; claviform also outlined in black; reniform black edged except above, with a double curved white mark on the outside, and a few white specks on costa. HW grey, shaded. The dark form of H. iris has a lighter collar. Superficially close to dark Apamea cogitata.
Uncommon and local (?).
A specimen in the CNC was apparently reared from Wild Currant.
TL: CAN; BC., Kaslo. Western North America, from the Rocky Mountains of Alberta and southeastern BC.
There appears to be little information available on this species, other than the original description.
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