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Species Aseptis lichena - Hodges#9574

noctuid - unident - Aseptis lichena
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Aseptis
Species lichena (Aseptis lichena - Hodges#9574)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aseptis lichena (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)
Andropolia lichena Barnes & McDunnough, 1912 (1)
Wingspan: 33 to 39 mm (2).
See diagnosis in Mustelin & Crabo (2015) (2) as well as the original description (1).
"South-central California (Tehachapi Mountain Peak, Kern Co.) and north-central California (near Blairsden, Plumas Co., Lake Tahoe, and Yosemite Park). It is also reported from Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, and other locations in northern California" (2).
Mid-summer (2).
Unknown (2).
Life Cycle
Unknown (2).
See Also
Aseptis pseudolichena, which is lighter in color and flies in southern California.
Print References
Barnes, W.; McDunnough, J.H. 1912. "Fifty new species and varieties". Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(5): 17, pl. 2, fig. 11 (1).
Mustelin, T.; Crabo, L.G. 2015. "Revision of the genus Aseptis McDunnough (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Xylenini) with a description of two new genera, Paraseptis and Viridiseptis". ZooKeys, 527: 73, figs. 19, 20, 64, 81 (2).
Internet References