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Species Azenia obtusa - Obtuse Yellow - Hodges#9725

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Azeniina
Genus Azenia
Species obtusa (Obtuse Yellow - Hodges#9725)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Azenia obtusa (Herrich-Schäffer)
Orig. Comb: Stiriodes obtusa Herrich-Schäffer, 1854
* phylogenetic sequence #931724
6 species in North America (1)
winspan 18-25 mm [Charles Covell]
Adult: forewing light yellow with three large violet-brown costal spots, and usually two small ones; AM, median, and ST lines often heavy; hindwing paler yellow with 1-3 slightly darker lines
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
e US to AZ - Map (MPG)
adults fly from June to August
larvae have been found on Great Ragweed (Ambrosia trifida) * USDA plant profile
See Also
Azenia perflava which has brown patches along the forewing outer margin
Print References
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: 1–239. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of living Azenia obtusa and related species.
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in New York; list (Timothy McCabe, Olive Natural Heritage Society, New York)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .