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Species Bulia deducta - Hodges#8614

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Bulia
Species deducta (Bulia deducta - Hodges#8614)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bulia deducta (Morrison, 1875)
Syneda deducta Morrison, 1875
Syneda pavitensis Morrison, 1875
Cirrhobolina incandescens Grote, 1875
Cirrhobolina mexicana vulpina Grote, 1875
Cirrhobolina mexicana albina Grote, 1875
Phylogenetic sequence # 930885
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 14-17 mm. (1)
Wingspan 3.4-3.8 cm. (2)
Crumb (1956) reported the larvae mature to 24 mm. (3)
Pogue & Laughlin (2002) state that Bulia deducta and similaris are indistinguishable and can only be separated by genitalia and by geographic distribution in areas where their ranges do not overlap.
Powell & Opler (2009) described the larva having head brown and black, body grey with blackish stripes. (1)
Resident throughout the southwestern states from California(4) and Nevada, east to Missouri and Mississippi, south into Mexico; it is a migrant in northwestern United States, and rarely Canada, with single or very few records from each of the 4 western provinces; also recorded from Florida(5), probably as a migrant, as the host plant (mesquite) doesn't occur in Florida.
Pogue & Laughlin (2002) have range maps in PDF.
Adults fly from March to October in the southwest; most numerous in July and August.
Larvae feed on mesquites (Prosopis) (Pogue & Laughlin, 2002).(6)
Print References
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin, 1135: 274. (3)
Pogue, M.G. & A.C. Laughlin, 2002. A revision of the genus Bulia (Walker Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(3): 129-151. (PDF)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 44, figs. 5-6; p.258 (1)
Internet References
distribution in Canada as a non-resident in western provinces [omits Manitoba but the Canadian specimen examined by Pogue and Laughlin was collected in Manitoba] (CBIF)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.University of Alberta Entomology Collection
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
6.A Revision of the genus Bulia Walker (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
Michael G. Pogue & A. Carolina Laughlin. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(3) 129-150.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.Moths of Southeast Arizona