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Species Notodonta manitou - Hodges#7926.1

Notodonta sciyipennis - Notodonta manitou Notodonta sciyipennis - Notodonta manitou
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Notodontinae
Genus Notodonta
Species manitou (Notodonta manitou - Hodges#7926.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notodonta manitou Neumögen & Dyar, 1893
Notodonta scitipennis var. manitou Neumögen & Dyar, 1893
Explanation of Names
Notodonta manitou Neumögen & Dyar, 1893, described as a variety of Notodonta scitipennis Walker, 1862, is raised to full species status, MONA Fascicle 22.1A: 86. (1)
Per MONA Fascicle 22.1A, medial and ST areas of manitou forewing are yellowish to reddish brown with pale gray toward the costa. In scitipennis the colors are more to the reddish brown and the gray at costa is a darker slate gray. The PM line of manitou also tends to be "more conspicuous and deeply scalloped" than in scitipennis.
Per MONA Fascicle 22-1A, manitou has been reported "..from New Brunswick westward through central Quebec and Ontario, mainly north of the range of N. scitipennis to Alberta and southward in the West to Colorado."
Print References
Neumögen, B. & H.G. Dyar, 1893. New Species and Varieties of Bombyces. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 1: 35
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.1A
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2018. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems