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Species Ulolonche orbiculata - Hodges#10574

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Ulolonche
Species orbiculata (Ulolonche orbiculata - Hodges#10574)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ulolonche orbiculata (Smith, 1891)
Mamestra orbiculata Smith, 1891
Phylogenetic sequence # 933125
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 9 species of the genus Ulolonche in America north of Mexico. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) reduced the genus to 8 species by including U. marloffi as a synonym of U. fasciata. (2)
Wingspan 26-30 mm.
Forewing length 10-13 mm. (3)
Adult - forewing brownish-gray with irregular dark gray subterminal area and oblong white patch or streak beside reniform spot; black marks along costa, and dark chevron-shaped markings near middle of wing; hindwing dark gray, paler toward base.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Saskatchewan and Alberta, to Arizona, New Mexico, northern Texas. (3), (5)
The main flight period is March to July. (5)
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1891. Revision of the species of Mamestra. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 14: 266. (6)