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Genus Araeopteron

Moth - Araeopteron vilhelmina moth - Araeopteron vilhelmina moth - Araeopteron vilhelmina
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Scolecocampinae
Genus Araeopteron
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Araeopteron Hampson, 1893
Numbers
One species in our area (1).
Remarks
"This species was listed in Franclemont and Todd (1983) on the basis of records from Florida. This could be a complex of species, based on slight differences in wing pattern between the material from Florida and Cuba as compared with typical vilhelmina, which occurs in southern Mexico and Central America. The genitalia are very simple structurally, so more material is needed to resolve the identity of the species in southern Florida. ...'Araeopteron' vilhemina is structurally close to the genus Sigela Hulst except that M2 extends to the lower margin of the cell, so the forewing is quadrifine and not trifine as in Sigela" (2).
Works Cited
1.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016. ResearchGate.net.
2.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 .