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Species Lesmone griseipennis - Gray-winged Owlet - Hodges#8654

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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 Lesmone
Species griseipennis (Gray-winged Owlet - Hodges#8654)
Hodges Number
8654
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lesmone griseipennis (Grote, 1882)
Trama griseipennis Grote, 1882
Numbers
one of 5 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 30 mm, based on two photos by Jim Vargo
Identification
Adult: sexually dimorphic - male wings greenish-gray with black shading inside ST and PM lines; female forewing purplish-gray with no black shading, but inconspicuous apical dash; hindwing brownish-gray; PM line in male mostly straight, with sharp angle near costa; PM line in female slightly curved, with rounded angle near costa; in both sexes, forewing outer margin slightly falcate, and terminal line of all wings scalloped.
Range
Western Texas to Arizona
Type locality: AZ
See Also
Lesmone detrahens is not found west of central TX. "In the males the st line is barely visible and the contrast between the light and dark st shade subdued in detrahens. The females are darker and the ordinary lines obscure in detrahens compared to griseipenni.", Jim Vargo, pers. comm. 11/11/2017.
Lesmone aenaria is not found north of southern TX.
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1882. New moths. The Canadian entomologist. 183.
Internet References
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult images of holotype (Harvard U., Massachusetts)
presence in Texas; list (Dale Clark, Texas)