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Genus Heteranassa

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Heteranassa
Pronunciation
HE-ter-ə-NA-sə
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author of genus : Smith, 1899
Numbers
1 species per Homziak et al. (2015)
Identification
Adult: forewing dark brownish-gray with irregular black lines; subterminal line toothed; PM line wavy, with oblong loop under reniform spot; median area and basal area may be darker in some specimens; reniform spot variably pale or dark; terminal line scalloped; fringe dark or checkered; hindwing white basally, with gray shading distally and partial pale PM line; terminal line black, scalloped; fringe pale
Habitat
riparian woods and grasslands with mesquite (Prosopis spp.)
Print References
Homziak, N., H. Hopkins, & K.B. 2015. Miller Revision of the genus Heteranassa Smith, 1899 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Omopterini), ZooKeys 527: 31–49
Internet References
links to photos of 2 species and quotes by Don Lafontaine suggesting that all 3 species may be the same species (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)