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Species Azenia procida - Hodges#9726.1

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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 Metoponiinae
Genus Azenia
Species procida (Azenia procida - Hodges#9726.1)
Hodges Number
9726.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Azenia procida (Druce, 1889)
Phylogenetic sequence #931725.1
Identification
Adult: Azenia procida occurs in two color forms, one yellow and the other a dull yellowish brown. It differs from Azenia edentata in that the FW has larger, more diffuse dark spots, the outer margin of the frontal process is evenly convex, and the DNA barcode is more than 4% different from that of A. Edentata. (1)
Remarks
Includes as a synonym Azenia nepotica [931725.2, 9726.2] (2)
This taxon previously was treated as a form of Azenia edentata ssp. procida (Druce, 1889), but is now treated as a synonym of Azenia procida (Azenia nepotica (Dyar, 1912), syn. n.). The name nepotica represents the darker yellowish-brown form of Azenia procida. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – Photographs are needed for this species (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)