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Species Elaphria trolia - Hodges#9682.2

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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 trolia (Elaphria trolia - Hodges#9682.2)
Hodges Number
9682.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elaphria trolia (Dyar, 1914)
Monodes exesa trolia Dyar, 1914
Range
Western and southern TX south to Central America. (1)
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]" (2)
See Also
Elaphria exesa which is larger and tends to be warmer colored and more pale.
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
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group (MPG) (3) (link will work when MPG is next updated)