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Species Hypotrix ocularis - Hodges#10620.1

Noctuid - Hypotrix ocularis
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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 ocularis (Hypotrix ocularis - Hodges#10620.1)
Hodges Number
10620.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypotrix ocularis Lafontaine, Ferris & Walsh, 2010 (1)
Explanation of Names
"The name of this species, ocularis, is Latin for eye and refers to the eye-like reniform spot on each forewing" (1).
Identification
"Hypotrix ocularis can be recognized by the pale gray, or brownish-gray fore wing, the pale rounded orbicular spot with a black central pupil or 'bull's eye,' and the irregular subterminal line" (1).
Range
This species "occurs from southwestern New Mexico and southeastern Arizona southward to Mexico City" (1).
Season
"Adults have been collected in June" (1).
Print References
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: 237, figs. 7, 24, 39, 50 (1).
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