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Genus Acritogramma

gray line moth - Acritogramma metaleuca
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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 Omopterini
Genus Acritogramma
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Francelmont, 1986
2 species in North America listed at All-Leps
Adults - externally all the characters essentially as in Matigramma (1)
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, and into Mexico
adults fly from March to July
type species is A. noctar; type specimens were collected in Vera Cruz, Mexico
Internet References
pinned adult image of A. metaleuca copied from CDFA site (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Arizona; list of A. noctar by Franclemont in July 1957 (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Arizona; list of A. metaleuca by Wielgus in March 2007 [search on genus "Acritogramma"] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
presence in California; list of A. metaleuca (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Utah; list of A. metaleuca (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)
type species and specimens (Brian Pitkin et al, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
Works Cited
1.New species and new genera of noctuids from Arizona, Texas, and Mexico: the genera Matigramma and Acritogramma
John G. Franclemont. 1986. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 59(1): 143-172.