A new species of Copablepharon (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) from British Columbia and Washington

J. T. Troubridge, L. G. Crabo


A new species of Copablepharon, known from sandy ocean beaches in Washington and British Columbia, is described. Larvae feed on yellow sand verbena (Abronia latifolia Eschsch.) (Nyctaginaceae). This is the first report of a species of the genus Copablepharon from west of the Cascade Mountains.

Key words. Copablepharon; Noctuidae; Ammophila arenaria; Abronia latifolia; sand dunes

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