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Species Protorthodes melanopis - Hodges#10566

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Protorthodes
Species melanopis (Protorthodes melanopis - Hodges#10566 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protorthodes melanopis (Hampson, 1905)
Eutelia melanopis Hampson, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 933115 (1)
Wingspan about 24-27 mm.
Forewing length 11-14 mm. (2)
Godfrey (1972) reported the larva mature to 25-30 mm. (3)
Adult - pale gray-brown forewing with contrasting reniform and orbicular spots. (2)
West Texas to southern Arizona, north to southern Utah. Mexico. (2)
* MPG range map
Adults fly late February to early May and mid-August to late September. (2)
Print References
Ferguson, D.C. 1989. Feature Photograph. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 43(1): 79
Godfrey, G.H. 1972. A review and reclassification of larvae of the subfamily Hadeninae (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1450: 16. (3)
Hampson, G.F. 1912. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 11: 40.
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys 421: 139-179 (multiple formats). (2)