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Species Lacinipolia lepidula - Hodges#10401

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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 lepidula (Lacinipolia lepidula - Hodges#10401)
Hodges Number
wingspan about 25 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing orangish-brown, lighter and with more orange in subterminal area; reniform spot trapezoidal, wider at upper end, whitish with yellowish-gray shading in basal half, and black smudge in lower corner; AM and PM lines pale, bordered by black line on medial side; ST line wavy; terminal area gray except for pale patch at apex, and pale dash near anal angle; fringe checkered with dark and pale scales; hindwing dirty white, becoming darker gray distally; fringe white
Arizona to Texas, north to Colorado and Utah
adults fly in June, based on 1 Internet record and BugGuide posting
See Also
The orangish forewing and unique appearance of the reniform spot distinguish this species from all other Lacinipolia (see photos of 27 species by Bruce Walsh in Arizona)
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Colorado; list plus date (Paul Opler, Colorado State U., USGS)
presence in Utah; list (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)