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Subfamily Herminiinae - Litter Moths

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New North American Records of the Asian Species, Simplicia Cornicalis, in Florida and Louisiana
By Vernon A. Brou, Jr., Terhune S. Dickel, J. B. Heppner
Lepidoptera Novae, Vol. 3 No.1, pp.53-56 , 2010
ABSTRACT- The Old World tropical species, Simplicia cornicalis (Fabricius), is recorded for the first time from North America in the states of Florida and Louisiana. Autumn records are documented for captures since 2006 in central Florida and since 2008 in southern Louisiana. The species is known throughout Southeast and East Asia, from India to southern Japan, to Australia and New Guinea, as well as from Hawaii and the South Pacific islands, feeding mostly on dried plant leaves and plant debris, rotting seed pods, and particularly palm thatch. Rapid spread in the southeastern United States is likely, possibly also to Mexico and Central America.

A new Zanclognatha from eastern North America and a preliminary key to the larvae of the genus...
By David L. Wagner, Timothy L. McCabe
ZooKeys 149: 89-101 (24 Nov 2011), 2011
The adult of a widespread but previously undescribed species of Zanclognatha Lederer is described from eastern North America. Images of the mature larva and life history data for Zanclognatha dentata sp. n. are included, along with a preliminary key to the larvae of ten eastern North American Zanclognatha species.

Similar species discussed include Z. protumnusalis, protumnusalis, martha, lituralis.

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Descriptions of the larva of Phalaenophana extremalis with notes on P. pyramusalis
By Godfrey G. L.
Lepidopterists' Society , 1980
Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 35(1), 1981, 61-65

A generic revision of the American moths of the subfamily Hypeninae, with descriptions of new genera and species
By William Schaus
Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 50: 259-399, 1916
Many original descriptions.

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A revision of some species of Noctuidae heretofore referred to the genus Homoptera (Boisduval)
By John B. Smith
Proceedings of the United States National Museum 35: 209-275, 1908
View online or download @ Biodiversity Heritage Library

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The last instar caterpillars of Oxycilla tripla Grote, and Colobochyla interpuncta Grote (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae.
By George L. Godfrey
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 74(1): 78-85, 1972

Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA.
By Michael G. Pogue
Zootaxa 3153: 1–31 , 2012
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Species Accounts for 25 Erebidae species (BG links for convenience updating guide pages)

Subfamily Aventiinae (Tutt, 1896)
Oruza albocostaliata (Packard) - The White-Edge

Subfamily Boletobiinae (Grote, 1895)
Metalectra discalis (Grote, 1876) - Common Fungus Moth
Metalectra quadrisignata (Walker, 1858) - Four-spotted Fungus Moth
Metalectra richardsi (Brower, 1941) - Richards’ Fungus Moth

Relationships among the basal lineages of Noctuidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) based on eight gene regions
By Zahiri, R.; Lafontaine, D.; Schmidt, C., Holloway, J.D.; Kitching, I.J.; Mutanen, M.; Wahlberg, N.
Zoologica Scripta 42, 488–507., 2013
Abstract here.

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