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Species Melipotis cellaris - Cellar Melipotis - Hodges#8601

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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 Melipotini
Genus Melipotis
Species cellaris (Cellar Melipotis - Hodges#8601)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melipotis cellaris (Guenée, 1852)
Bolina turbata Walker, [1858](1)
Bolina bisonuata Felder & Rogenhaufer, 1874 (1)
Panula insipida Felder & Rogenhaufer, 1874 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930872
Wingspan 33-35 mm.


Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Texas(2); Florida(3); West Indies: Mexico to Brazil. (4)
Moth Photographers Group expands the range to include Louisiana, New Mexico and Kansas.(5)
Holotype from Columbia.(1)
The flight period is year round in Texas.
Heppner (2003) reported March, May to June, August and October from Florida. (4)
Heppner (2003) listed the host as unknown. (4)
David L. Wagner (2011) listed the host as Acacia and presumably related legumes. (6)
Variable forewing pattern (2)

Species was described by Achille Guenée (1809-1880), a French lawyer and entomologist.