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Species Cisthene martini - Martin's Lichen Moth - Hodges#8078

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Cisthene
Species martini (Martin's Lichen Moth - Hodges#8078)
Hodges Number
8078
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene martini Knowlton, 1967
* phylogenetic sequence #930195
Size
Forewing length 9-11 mm. (1)
Identification
Martin's Lichen Moth is similar to Thin-banded except that all the colors are darkened and over-saturated. Most noticeably, the basal streak and PM band are usually dark red-orange. In many online images, the PM band shows a thin hint of yellow around its perimeter and the ground color is slightly darker around the edges of the band, both of which tend to sharpen the contrast of the PM band with the FW ground color.(2)
See Also
C. coronado: In Arizona material, Knowlton (1967) could not visually distinguish Martin's Lichen Moth from the Coronado Lichen Moth (C. coronado).(3) Thus far, all barcoded specimens of Martin's have been assigned the same Barcode Index Number as all Coronado Lichen Moths (BIN BOLD:AAA2038), suggesting either close genetic similarity or specimen misidentifications.
Print References
Knowlton, 1967:96 (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.46.21m, p.265 (1)
Sexton, C., and H. McGuinness. 2017. Identification of lichen moths in the genus Cisthene in the central and eastern U.S. South. Lep. News (39(4):309-322.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - how to seperate southern Arizona's Cisthene
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Identification of Lichen Moths in the Genus Cisthene Walker 1854 (Erebidae: Arctiinae) in the Central and Eastern U.S.
Sexton, C. and H. McGuinness. 2017. Southern Lepidopterists' News 39(4):309-322.
3.A Revision of the Species of Cisthene Known to Occur North of the Mexican Border (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae)
Carroll B. Knowlton. 1967. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 93(1): 41-100.