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Copablepharon fuscum Troubridge & Crabo, 1996
Sand-Verbena Moth
Family: Noctuidae

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Distribution of Copablepharon fuscum in British Columbia
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"Sand-verbena Moth (Copablepharon fuscum) is a critically imperiled moth known to exist in only ten populations within a narrow range in the Strait of Georgia of British Columbia in Canada and the Puget Sound of Washington in the United States. Within its range, this moth depends on coastal habitat containing relatively large stands of its host plant, the yellow sand-verbena (Abronia latifolia), where it occurs in "Beaches, dunes, and sand spits with dense vigorous patches of sand verbena (Abronia latifolia), but not sandy meadows or nearly bare sand with sparse or non-flowering sand verbena plants only." (BCCDC 2012) Sand-verbena Moth depends on the yellow sand-verbena in all life stages except pupation. Adult moths feed on the nectar of the sand-verbena’s trumpet-shaped flower; adults lay eggs in its flowers; and larvae feed on its leaves and flowers." (Rosmarino and Janicki 2011).

Status Information

Origin StatusProvincial StatusBC List
(Red Blue List)
NativeS1RedE (Nov 2013)
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Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2021. E-Fauna BC: Electronic Atlas of the Fauna of British Columbia [efauna.bc.ca]. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed: 2021-12-02 8:43:43 PM]
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