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Species Bryolymnia semifascia - Half-banded Bryolymnia - Hodges#9686

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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
Species semifascia (Half-banded Bryolymnia - Hodges#9686)
Hodges Number
9686
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryolymnia semifascia (Smith, 1900)
Chytonix semifascia Smith, 1900
* phylogenetic sequence #932246
Explanation of Names
semifascia: Latin term meaning "half a band"; presumably refers to the white partial band on the forewing, and is the origin of the suggested common name Half-banded Bryloymnia.
Numbers
Eight Bryolymnia species occur in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan 25-29 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - forewing dark brown with irregular white patch half-way along inner margin, usually extending about half-way across wing (amount of white is variable, ranging from none to completely crossing the wing); black streak runs on either side of white patch from base of wing to anal angle; paler reddish-yellow shading in upper half of subterminal area; hindwing light brownish-gray with dark veins and discal lunule; fringe pale.
Range
There are records from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and North Carolina. (3)
Season
Most records of adults from June and July. (3), (2)
See Also
B. viridimedia forewing has large pale patch covering median area and surrounding reniform spot (see photo by Bruce Walsh)
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)
Smith, J.B. 1900. A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 22(1203): 415-416 (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - on Arizona checklist and a linked photo of pinned adult.
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 hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae
John B. Smith. 1900. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 22(1203): 413-495.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group