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Species Neumoegenia poetica - Poetry Moth - Hodges#9737

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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 Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Neumoegenia
Species poetica (Poetry Moth - Hodges#9737)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neumoegenia poetica Grote, 1882
Neumoegenia smithi Druce, 1889
Kallitrichia sagittalba Ottolengui, 1898
Phylogenetic sequence # 931699
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 10-12 mm.(1)
Adult - Dorsal surface of forewing is a shiny metallic greenish-bronze color with a white strip along the costa.
Limited to southern Arizona.(1)
Adults have one flight from July to August.(1)
Franclemont reared it on Bidens leptocephala, (fewflower beggarticks).(1)
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1882. New Arizonian and Texan moths. Papilio 2(8): 132
Holland, W. J. 1915. The moth book: a popular guide to a knowledge of the moths of North America. p.235 (2)
Poole, R.W. 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.1, p.150; pl.4.46. (3)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p.290, pl.52.21 (1)