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Genus Amolita

Oblique Grass Moth - Hodges #9819 - Amolita obliqua - male Oblique Grass Moth - Hodges #9819 - Amolita obliqua - female Amolita obliqua Oblique Grass Moth - Amolita obliqua Amolita fessa Unknown moth - Amolita obliqua ? - Amolita obliqua feeble grass moth - Amolita fessa
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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 Amolita
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Amolita Grote, 1874
at least 5 species in North America
1 species in Canada [A. fessa] (CBIF)
eastern North America and southwestern US
Placement of this genus in a particular subfamily is unsettled. Amolita is placed in 5 subfamilies at various sites on the Internet:
1. Furman University and several other sites place it in Amphipyrinae (outdated?).
2. CBIF places it in Hadeninae (the classification followed here).
3. Butterflies & Moths of the World places it in Acronictinae.
4. FUNET places it in Ipimorphinae.
5. The Global Lepidoptera Names Index places it in Ufeinae.
And ITIS doesn't place it anywhere; Amolita is not listed in their database.