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Species Sympistis cottami - Hodges#10129

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Classification
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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species cottami (Sympistis cottami - Hodges#10129)
Hodges Number
10129
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oncocnemis cottami Blanchard 1972
Explanation of Names
Patronymic for Dr. Clarence Cottam, former director of the Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation, Sinton, TX.
Size
FW 13-14 mm.
Identification
From Blanchard (1972)(1): Oncocnemis cottami is very close to O. atricollaris Harvey. The transverse lines of atricollaris are generally well marked, sometime only partly traceable, rarely completely obsolete; the part of the reniform which falls below the upper black fascia generally shows as a pure white small pupil; the white median band of the collar appears narrower because its top half is much soiled with brown scalcs. If all three of these characters appear doubtful, one has to rely on the genitalia to remove all doubt.
Range
Described from specimens in and around the Chisos Mountains, Big Bend NP.(1)
Habitat
Open to semi-open pinyon-oak-juniper woodland.
Season
Flight period March to August.(1)
Print References
Blanchard, A. 1972. More New Moths from Texas (Noctuidae). J. Lep. Soc. 26(1):56-63.
Works Cited
1.More new moths from Texas (Noctuidae).
André Blanchard. 1972. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 26(1): 56-63.