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Species Lacinipolia incurva - Hodges#10373

Noctuid - Lacinipolia incurva - female Noctuid - Lacinipolia incurva - female
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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 Eriopygini
Genus Lacinipolia
Species incurva (Lacinipolia incurva - Hodges#10373)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacinipolia incurva (Smith, [1888]); n. comb. McDunnough, 1938
Mamestra incurva Smith, [1888]; orig. comb. Smith, [1888]
Polia incurva (Smith, [1888]); n. comb. Barnes and McDunnough, 1917
Wingspan: ~25 mm (1).
Superficially very similar to L. anguina. The hindwing of anguina not as light as in incurva. The median area of fore wing of anguina is usually contrastingly darker than the rest of wing, whereas this area of incurva is nearly concolorous with rest of the wing (Selman, 1975).
Selman (1975) included records from Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Colorado.
There has been a considerable amount of confusion concerning the identity of this species and its type locality. See Selman (1975) for a full explanation.
Print References
Selman, C.L. 1975. Revision of the Genus Lacinipolia McDunnough of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Ph.D. thesis dissertation [unpublished], Ohio State University.
Smith, J.B. 1888. New Genera and Species of North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 10: 466-467. (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.New Genera and Species of North American Noctuidae
Smith, J.B. 1888. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 10: 450-479.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems