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Species Mimobarathra antonito - Hodges#10622

Moth - Mimobarathra antonito Moth - Mimobarathra antonito Arizona Moth - Mimobarathra antonito Arizona Moth - Mimobarathra antonito Unknown noctuid - Mimobarathra antonito - male Noctuid - Mimobarathra antonito Noctuid - Mimobarathra antonito Noctuid - Mimobarathra antonito
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Mimobarathra
Species antonito (Mimobarathra antonito - Hodges#10622)
Hodges Number
10622
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mimobarathra antonito (Barnes, 1907)
Mamestra antonito Barnes, 1907
Numbers
This is the only species of Mimobarathra in our area (1).
Size
Wingspan: 35 mm.
Range
Arizona and New Mexico
Remarks
This species has hairy eyes, which is what led Barnes to originally place this species in Mamestra. Unlike Mamestra, however, it possesses spined mid and hind tibiae which is characteristic of Agrotinae (Hampson). Only two genera possessed both of these features (Ala, a central Asian Heliothid-like genus; and Trichorthosia, which is characterized by the flat hairy appressed thoracic vestiture with a slight tuft of metallic scaling on the metathorax and no abdominal tufting). Besides these two shared characteristics, this species had nothing in common with the other two genera, which is why Barnes & McDunnough created a new genus in 1915.
Print References
Barnes, William. "New Species of North American Lepidoptera." The Canadian Entomologist 39.1 (1907): 14-15.
Barnes, William J., and J. McDunnough. "A New Genus and a New Species of Lepidoptera from Arizona." The Canadian Entomologist 47.1 (1915): 20-21.