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Species Lacinipolia spiculosa - Hodges#10400

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Lacinipolia
Species spiculosa (Lacinipolia spiculosa - Hodges#10400)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacinipolia spiculosa (Grote (1), 1883)
Polia spiculosa (Grote, 1883)
Mamestra spiculosa Grote, 1883
Phylogenetic sequence # 933047 (2)
Grote (1883) listed a wingspan of 25 mm.
Smith (1891) listed a wingspan of 25 mm. (3)
Smith (1891) stated "Readily distinguished by the irregular ordinary spots and the pale median lines." (3)
Arizona and New Mexico.
Two primary syntype males from Cochise County, Arizona.
The main flight period is May through September.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist 15: 28.
Hampson. G.F., 1905. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 5: 175.
Smith, J.B., 1891. Contributions toward a monograph of the Noctuidae of temperate North America. Revision of the species of Mamestra. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 14: 252. (3)