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Species Marimatha tripuncta - Hodges#9045

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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Marimatha
Species tripuncta (Marimatha tripuncta - Hodges#9045)
Hodges Number
9045
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marimatha tripuncta (Möschler, 1890) (1)
Replaces Thioptera aurifera (Möschler, 1890)
Xanthoptera tripuncta Möschler, 1890
Phylogenetic sequence # 931287 (2)
Numbers
Ferris & LaFontaine (2010) listed five species in the genus for America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Range
TX, FL, LA, AZ, Caribbean
1 specimen DNA barcoded from TX, BOLD sample 09BBLEP-02632.
Reported from LA by Vernon A. Brou, Jr.
Type locality: Dominican Republic
Season
adults fly April to mid October. (1)
See Also
Marimatha piscimala is separated from tripuncta by genitalia or DNA barcode.
Print References
Möschler, H.B., 1890. Die Lepidopteren-Fauna der Insel Portorico. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft, 16(1): 158.