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Species Ommatochila mundula - Ommatochila Moth - Hodges#8489

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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 Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Ommatochila
Species mundula (Ommatochila Moth - Hodges#8489)
Hodges Number
8489
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ommatochila mundula (Zeller, 1872)
Thalpochares mundula Zeller, 1872
Thalpochares orba Grote, 1877
Thalpochares lagore Druce, 1890 (517)
* Phylogenetic sequence #930725.
Numbers
The only species in this genus found in North America.(1)
Size
Wingspan 12-16 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing dark gray except paler gray beyond PM line; AM line sharply angled near costa, but otherwise straight; reniform spot a blackish smudge; white-edged black spot at apex; hindwing dark brownish-gray.
Range
Southeastern United States, Antilles, south to Argentina.
Bug Guide - range map with monthly record of photos submitted to the guide.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Most records are from June through November.
South Texas records from April though November.
See Also
Some Olethreutinae species (Tortricidae) are superficially similar.
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 29.(1)
Druce, H. 1890. Lepidoptera from South and Central America. Proceedings of the general meetings for scientific business of the Zoological Society of London. p. 517. (Read description online as Thalpochares lagore Druce, 1890).
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
pinned adult image by Matthew Barnes (Moths of the Grenadines)
pinned adult image by Matthew Barnes (Moths of Belize)
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
description and distribution (Yale U., Connecticut)
presence in Louisiana; list (Yale U., Connecticut)
presence in Kentucky; county map and dates (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .