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Genus Bryolymnia

Moth - Bryolymnia semifascia moth - Bryolymnia ensina California moth - Bryolymnia viridata Mottled Green Moth - Bryolymnia viridata Bryolymnia viridimedia? - Bryolymnia viridimedia Bryolymnia viridimedia? - Bryolymnia viridimedia Moth - Bryolymnia semifascia Half-banded Bryolymnia Moth - Bryolymnia semifascia
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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 Elaphriini
Genus Bryolymnia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryolymnia Hampson, 1908
Numbers
There are seven named species of Bryolymnia in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Identification
Key to species of Bryolymnia of North America north of Mexico (2)
1. FW with green * shading in medial area ......................................................... 2
    FW with yellow-brown to dark-brown shading in medial area .......................... 4
2. FW ground color almost entirely green ......................................................... B. viridata
    FW with green or white shading confined to medial area ................................. 3
3. Middle of AM, squared-off indentation basal to claviform spot; lower part of AM extending outward into medial area; FWL 14-18mm ........................................ B. viridimedia
    Middle of AM, small rounded indentation basal to claviform spot; lower part of AM extending inward, green shading extends almost to wing base; FWL 11-13 mm ............. B. marti
4. FW with black streak extending from orbicular spot, through lower part of reniform spot to subterminal line ................................... B. anthracitarea
    FW with dark patch or streak, if present, between reniform spot and subterminal line ....................................................... 5
5. Dorsum of thorax with white scales; lower 1/2 of medial area usually with white shading ............................................................ B. semifascia
    Dorsum of thorax brown or black; medial area without white shading ............................................................................. 6
6. FW with basal, AM, medial, and subterminal areas mottled with pale-brown and blackish-brown shading ......................................... B. mixta
    FW with medial area orange brown to brown, contrasting with blackish-brown shading in AM and subterminal areas .................... 7
7. FW with medial area brown or orange brown with one or two black streaks between reniform spot and subterminal line; upper 1/2 of AM area dark blackish brown; subterminal area brown and black ............... B. ensina
    FW with medial area mainly yellowish brown or brown with contrasting dark-brown or blackish-brown shading in basal and AM areas and between reniform spot and PM; subterminal area brown with extensive hoary-gray shading .................. B. Biformata
* green color changes to yellowish white in preserved specimens
Print References
Lafontaine J.D., & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. p. 72.(1)
Lafontaine J.D., J.B. Walsh, & R.W. Holland 2010. A revision of the genus Bryolymnia Hampson in North America with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae).(2)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.A revision of the genus Bryolymnia Hampson in North America with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae.....
Donald Lafontaine, J. Walsh, Richard Holland . 2010. ZooKeys 39: 187-204.