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Species Richia herculeana - Hodges#10879.1

Arizona Moth - Richia herculeana
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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 Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Richia
Species herculeana (Richia herculeana - Hodges#10879.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Richia herculeana (Schaus, 1898)
Loxagrotis herculeana (Schaus, 1898)
Noctua herculeana Schaus, 1898
Wingspan: 58-62 mm.
See original description in print references below.
Primarily Mexico, only rarely strays into the US (SE Arizona) (1).
MPG records from June to October in Mexico (1).
Print References
Schaus, W. 1898. New Species of Noctuidae from Tropical America. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 6: 107.