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Species Amyna bullula - Hook-tipped Amyna Moth - Hodges#9069

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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 Bagisarinae
Genus Amyna
Species bullula (Hook-tipped Amyna Moth - Hodges#9069)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amyna bullula (Grote, 1873)
Pteraetholix bullula Grote, 1873
* phylogenetic sequence #931252
one of two species in this genus in America north of Mexico.(1)
wingspan 21-22 mm, based on two Internet photos
Adult: forewing brown with lighter yellowish shading in lower half, falcate outer margin, small pale patch near apex, and white or pale yellow fringe; hindwing brownish-gray with dark PM line and slightly wavy outer margin
Quebec to Florida, west to Arizona and Iowa; migrates north each year in late summer and fall
fields, waste places, dry areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from August to October
See Also
Eight-Spot (Amyna axis) forewing is normally all dark (except for reniform spot), outer margin is slightly rounded (not falcate), and fringe is dark gray to blackish (not pale) - compare images of both species at CBIF
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. 44.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presenc in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Iowa; list search on species "bullula" (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
distribution in Canada Quebec only (U. of Alberta, using CBIF data)
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 .