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Species Hypotrix optima - Hodges#10604

Hypotrix optima Hypotrix optima
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Hypotrix
Species optima (Hypotrix optima - Hodges#10604)
Hodges Number
10604
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypotrix optima (Dyar, [1920]) (1)
Hexorthodes optima (Dyar, [1920])
Scriptania optima Dyar, [1920] (2)
Size
FWL: 11 to 14 mm (1).
Identification
"The mainly orange and gray pattern is dominated by the pale yellow shading around the orbicular spot that forms a flat-bottomed wedge mark between the dark gray reniform and orbicular spots, and the yellow streak at the forewing apex. Dark-gray shading in the basal area, on the reniform and orbicular spots, and in the subterminal area gives the forewing a distinctive blotchy look. The hindwing is translucent white in both sexes" (1).
Range
This species "occurs from southeastern Arizona and central New Mexico southward to Mexico City" (1).
Season
Collecting dates range from mid-June to mid-July (1).
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1919. "New Moths from Mexico". Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 7: 163-164 (2).
Lafontaine, J.D.; Ferris, C.D.; Walsh, J.B. 2010. "A revision of the genus Hypotrix Guenee in North America with descriptions of four new species and a new genus (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini)". ZooKeys, 39: 247, figs. 14, 29, 44 (1).
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Hypotrix Guenee in North America with descriptions of four new species and ...
Donald Lafontaine, Clifford Ferris, J. Walsh. 2010. Zoo Keys 39: 225-253.
2.New Moths from Mexico
Harrison G. Dyar. 1919. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 7: 162-164.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems