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Species Metaponpneumata rogenhoferi - Hodges#9074

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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 Metoponiinae
Genus Metaponpneumata
Species rogenhoferi (Metaponpneumata rogenhoferi - Hodges#9074)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Metaponpneumata rogenhoferi Möschler, 1890
Thalpochares daria Druce, 1898
* phylogenetic sequence #931640
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Alois Friedrich Rogenhofer, an Austrian entomologist and curator at the Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna.
The only species in this genus for North America north of Mexico.
Forewing length 10-12 mm.(1)
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.
Southern California to central Texas, south to Venezuela.(1)
Adults fly May to June and August to September.(1)
Larvae feed on corn and sorghum, and probably other herbaceous plants (?).
Larvae are known pests of sorghum and corn in Honduras.
Print References
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.288, pl.51.44 (1)
Lafontaine, J. D & B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p.56
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
live adult image unidentified, about half-way down the page (Colin Miller, Arizona)
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species
pinned adult images (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
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)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.