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Genus Metaponpneumata

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Triocnemidina
Genus Metaponpneumata
Numbers
1 species in North America (and the world) listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan 20-24 mm, based on four Internet photos
Identification
Adult: forewing brownish-gray with irregular, wavy AM and PM lines; reniform spot pale, notched or broadly V-shaped, with black outline; dark shading in median area, sometimes continuing beyond reniform spot; short apical dash continues into fringe; terminal line dashed; hindwing yellowish-gray with white fringe
Range
southern California to central Texas, south to Venezuela
Season
adults fly from June to September, based on several Internet records
Food
larvae feed on corn and sorghum, and probably other herbaceous plants
Remarks
larvae are a pest of sorghum and corn in Honduras
Internet References
live adult image from Arizona (Larry Line)
live adult image unidentified, about half-way down the page (Colin Miller, Arizona)
pinned adult images and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image and collection site map (All-Leps)
presence in California; list of 3 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
number of world species and references (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
distribution; article abstract and pest status (R.J. Cordero et al, Tropical Lepidoptera 10(2): 59-67, courtesy tropical-horticulture.org)