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Species Agaraea semivitrea - Hodges#8256.2

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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Agaraea
Species semivitrea (Agaraea semivitrea - Hodges#8256.2)
Hodges Number
8256.2
Numbers
A. semivitrea is the only Agaraea species found in North America.(1)

(see comment by Bob Patterson)
Size
wingspan 26-38 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing semitransparent, pale gray with dark veins; diffuse black spot near center of wing; hindwing smaller, paler, and without black spot; abdomen bright yellow/orange with black dorsal spots; top of thorax pale gray/whitish with 3 black longitudinal lines (1 dorsal and 2 dorsolateral)
Range
Southern Texas and Mexico to northern South America.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Season
adults fly year-round in Costa Rica
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - map with some collection date, living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - pinned photos by Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon (Texas Lepidopters Survey)
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
pinned adult image (Pierre Zagatti, Lepidoptera of the French Antilles)
pinned adult images from Belize and Nicaragua (Matthew Barnes, Moths of Belize and Nicaragua)
83 specimen records from Costa Rica with dates and locations (courtesy U. of Alberta)
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 .