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Species Tyrissa multilinea - Hodges#8650

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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 Tyrissa
Species multilinea (Tyrissa multilinea - Hodges#8650)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tyrissa multilinea Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1913
Phylogenetic sequence # 930969
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Tyrissa multilinea as the only member of the genus found north of Mexico. (2)
Barnes & McDunnough (1913) listed the wingspan as 22-25 mm.


Larva determined by J & J Balaban, 2013
Texas(3); Florida / West Indies; Mexico (4)
Heppner (2003) reported the flight period January to December. (4)
Kimball (1965) reported year round flight in Florida. (5)
Acacia (6)
Described by William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough in 1913 from three female specimens collected in Everglade, Fla. and one male collected in San Benito, Cameron County, Texas.
See Also
Distinctive species is unlikely to be confused with other species.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (7)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough. 1913. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America: Illustrations of Rare and Typical Lepidoptera. 2(1). The Review Press, Decatur, Illinois. p. 168, plate 2, fig. 5.
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.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 .
3.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
6.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems