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Species Nudorthodes variabilis - Protorthodes variabilis - Hodges#10561

Protothordes variabilis   - Nudorthodes variabilis
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Nudorthodes
Species variabilis (Protorthodes variabilis - Hodges#10561)
Hodges Number
10561
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Namangana variabilis Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Namangana variabilis Barnes & McDunnough, 1912 (1), (2)
Explanation of Names
Transferred from the genus Protorthodes to Namangana, Lafontaine et al., 2014 Lafontaine et al., 2014.
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 15 species of the genus Protorthodes in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Barnes & McDunnough (1912) reported the wingspan as 28-31 mm. (4)
Identification
The Barnes & McDunnough (1912) original description is available online in the print references below.
Range
California, Arizona(?). (5), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from June through October. (4)
Food
Barnes & McDunnough (1912) did not list a host plant.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1912. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 1(5): 21, pl. 1, figs. 4, 5. (1)
Lafontaine, D., J. Walsh & C. 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.