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Species Cherokeea attakullakulla - Hodges#9454.7

Cherokeea attakullakulla - female Cherokeea attakullakulla - 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 Apameini
Genus Cherokeea
Species attakullakulla (Cherokeea attakullakulla - Hodges#9454.7)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cherokeea attakullakulla Quinter & Sullivan, 2014 (1)
Explanation of Names
The name Attakullakulla refers to the Supreme Cherokee Leader (from 1761–1775) who represented his people in London in 1730 and at home in the Carolinas while negotiating various peace treaties. (1)
This is the only species in the genus Cherokeea.
Forewing length: 9.8–11.7 mm (1).
See original description in print references below.
Southern Appalachian Mountains; records from North Carolina (Swain, Macon, and Rutherford Counties) and Georgia (Rabun County). (1)
Foothills and lower montane habitats (1).
All known records are from June (1).
Hill cane (Arundinaria appalachiana Triplett, Weakley & L.G. Clark) (1).
Rarely comes to lights. (1)
See Also
Neoligia semicana is a superficially similar species found in the northeastern US. Note that the NC and GA records on the MPG map probably represent misidentifications of Cherokeea attakullakulla as Neoligia semicana.
Print References
Sullivan J, Quinter E (2014) A new apameine genus and species from the southern Appalachian Mountains, USA (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae). ZooKeys 421: 181-191. (1)
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (2)