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Species Grotella soror - Hodges#11223

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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 Grotellinae
Genus Grotella
Species soror (Grotella soror - Hodges#11223)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grotella soror Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Phylogenetic sequence #931710
Adult:  FW is slightly off-white ● Basal line is represented by a small black dot on the FW costa ● PM consists of irregular dots and dashes, with no traces of any orange band ● AM is a series of irregular dots and lines and is slightly convex outward ● Orbicular mark is absent and the reniform mark is a minute black dot ● Large, quadrate dark patch exists in the median area along the costa ● A triangle of three black dots exists near the FW costa between PM and the outer margin. (1)
Found in North America, including Arizona, its type location. (2)
This species is known only from Pima and Santa Cruz Counties in southern Arizona. (1)
See Also
Grotella binda- black FW markings of binda are larger and much more regular than soror. Best character separating the two species is the triangle of three dots in the subterminal region, near the costa of soror. Only two dots occur in this region in binda. In addition the two dots found in the middle of the subterminal region of soror are completely absent in binda. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – [Photographs are needed for this species} (3)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (4)
Noctuidae of North America – description and images of pinned adult (1)