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Species Orthodes adiastola - Hodges#10588

Arizona Moth - Orthodes adiastola Orthodes adiastola - male Orthodes adiastola - male
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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 Orthodes
Species adiastola (Orthodes adiastola - Hodges#10588)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orthodes adiastola Franclemont, 1976
Phylogenetic Sequence #933139
FWL ≈ 15mm (1)
Adult: Dull brown ground color, with some black scaling ● FW dark brown, with area between AM and PM lighter than basal 1/3 and terminal 1/3 ● AM somewhat irregular, crenulate, dentate inwardly ● Median shade vague ● PM outwardly curved from costa, then almost straight to inner margin; black, crenulate, dentate outwardly, with black points followed by pale points on the veins ● ST irregular and pale ● Terminal line is a series of short black bars with interspaces ● Fringe concolorus with terminal area ● Orbicular and reniform spots somewhat paler than ground, vague (1)
Moth Photographers Group – distribution & flight-period chart
"A species that perhaps is confused in collections with Pseudorthodes virgula (Grote), but it is larger and apparently allied to Orthodes cynica. Its genitalia are similar to those of the latter species." (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens
Works Cited
1.New species of Arizona noctuids. 1. (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Hadeninae)
John G. Franclemont . 1976. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington, 78: 409-416 (1976) .