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Species Alypiodes flavilinguis - Hodges#9312.1

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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 Agaristinae
Genus Alypiodes
Species flavilinguis (Alypiodes flavilinguis - Hodges#9312.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alypiodes flavilinguis Grote, 1883
Explanation of Names
Alypiodes flavilinguis Grote, 1883 is elevated from synonymy of Alypiodes bimaculata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1853) in Gruber et al. (2021).
AZ, NM, CO, western TX.
Holotype: “Near Hot Springs, Las Vegas N.M.”
See Also
Alypiodes bimaculata typically has forewing with a longer tapered white basal spot, shorter and more oval in flavilinguis, and a prominent white marking on the apex of the tegula, often lacking in flavilinguis. Also note an often prominent blue spot at the base of the forewing near the dorsal margin in flavilinguis. Larvae have white middorsal and subdorsal stripes, lacking in flavilinguis, and more regular black banding. The subventral area above the prolegs is mostly white, not jet black as in flavilinguis.
Print References
Gruber, J.W., T.A. Matson, and D.L. Wagner, 2021. Alypiodes flavilinguis Grote, 1883 as a Valid Species (Noctuidae, Agaristinae). The Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 75(2) 81-87.