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Species Elaphria exesa - Exesa Midget Moth - Hodges#9682

Hodges # 9682 - Exesa Midget Moth - Elaphria exesa Texas - Exesa Midget Moth - Elaphria exesa Hodges #9682 - Exesa Midget Moth - Elaphria exesa Texas SE Gulf Coast - Elaphria exesa Hodges #9682 - Excesa Midget Moth - Elaphria exesa Apamea? - Elaphria exesa Noctuid, I assume - Elaphria exesa Elaphria exesa
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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 Elaphria (Midgets)
Species exesa (Exesa Midget Moth - Hodges#9682)
Hodges Number
9682
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elaphria exesa (Guenée, 1852)
Celaena exesa Guenee, 1852
Hadena floridana Walker, 1865
Monodes exesa trolia Dyar, 1914 - elevated to species (1)
Identification
See Hampson (1909) in print references below.
Range
FL and nearby states. Examples from eastern TX appear to be this species based on larger size and appearance.
Remarks
"Elaphria trolia (Dyar, 1914), stat. n., was described and previously treated as a Central American subspecies of Elaphria exesa (Guenée, 1852), but differs from it in barcodes (3.5%) and male genital characters. So, it is revised to the status of valid species. [Contributed by Jim Troubridge]" (1)
See Also
Elaphria trolia is smaller and darker with less reddish tones.
Print References
Dyar, 1914 Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 47 (2050) : 180
Hampson, G.F. 1909. Catalogue of the Noctuidae in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum. 8: 483
Walker, 1865:730 (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of live & pinned adults
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens