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Species Eriopyga crista - Eriopyga (prov. plcmt.) crista of authors - Hodges#10605

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 Eriopyga
Species crista (Eriopyga (prov. plcmt.) crista of authors - Hodges#10605)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eriopyga (prov. plcmt.) crista of authors, (not Walker, 1856) (1)
Cirphis dissimilis, Barnes & McDunnough, 1910
"This is actually a misidentification, but the true identity of this AZ species is unknown (Lafontaine & Schmidt 2010)." (2)
“Eriopyga” crista - A synonym of this species (“Eriopyga” dissimilis) was nominally described from Arizona. However, the species otherwise occurs from southern Mexico to northern South America, so the specimen from Arizona is believed to be mislabelled. An undescribed species occurs in southeastern Arizona and it often is misidentified as “Eriopyga” crista because it is the only species in the genus listed by Franclemont and Todd (1983). (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. Mcdunnough. 1910 New Species and Varieties of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 18: 152 (Cirphis dissimilis)
Internet References
Eriopyga crista at Moth Photographers Group (MPG) (3)
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.Annotated taxonomic checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico
Pohl, G.R., Patterson, B., & Pelham, J.P. 2016.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group