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Species Lesmone aenaria - Hodges#8651.1

8651 – Detracted Owlet Moth - Lesmone aenaria
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Lesmone
Species aenaria (Lesmone aenaria - Hodges#8651.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lesmone aenaria (Druce, 1890)
Bendis aenaria Druce, 1890
Explanation of Names
Lesmone aenaria (Druce, 1890), formerly treated as a synonym of Lesmone detrahens, is elevated to full species status. (1)
Southern tip of TX south to Costa Rica
See Also
Lesmone detrahens does not reach the southern tip of TX.
Lesmone griseipennis is not found east of western TX.
Print References
Druce, H. 1890. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta-Heterocera. 1: 378; pl. 32, fig. 6.