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Genus Mythimna

Aletia oxygala - Mythimna oxygala Noctuidae: Mythimna oxygala - Mythimna oxygala Brown Moth - Mythimna unipuncta Armyworm - Hodges#10438 (Mythimna unipuncta)? - Mythimna unipuncta Lesser Wainscot Moth - Mythimna oxygala White-speck - Mythimna unipuncta Leucania - Mythimna unipuncta Army Worm Moth or The White Speck - Mythimna unipuncta (Haworth, 1809) - Mythimna unipuncta
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Leucaniini
Genus Mythimna
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mythimna Ochsenheimer, 1816; Schmett. Eur. 4: 78
syn. Philostola Billberg, 1820
syn. Aletia Hübner, [1821]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (15): 239
syn. Hyphilare Hübner, [1821]; Verz. bek. Schmett. (15): 239
syn. Mithimna Sodoffsky, 1837; Bull. Soc. imp. Nat. Moscou 1837 (6): 87
syn. Hyperiodes Warren, 1910; in Seitz, Grosschmett. Erde, 3: 94
syn. Hypopteridia Warren, 1912
syn. Pseudaletia Franclemont, 1951; Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 53 (2) : 64
syn. Sablia Sukhareva, 1973; Ent. Review, 52: 405, 413
syn. Dysaletia Sugi, 1982
syn. Morphopoliana Hreblay & Legrain, 1996
syn. Allitoria Beck, 1996
syn. Conithimna, Gruathimna, Foehstia, Pudothimna, Ferrathimna, Allitoria Beck, 1999
4 species in North America (includes the former Aletia and Psuedaletia - 2 species each - listed at
3 species in Canada (CBIF)
represented coast to coast in North America, north to the arctic
The Armyworm (formerly Pseudaletia unipuncta) is now included in Mythimna
Internet References
pinned adult images of all 3 species occurring in Canada (CBIF)
taxonomic notes explaining the dissolution of Aletia and Pseudaletia into the genus Mythimna (CBIF)