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Species Plagiomimicus tepperi - Hodges#9755

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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 Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Plagiomimicus
Species tepperi (Plagiomimicus tepperi - Hodges#9755)
Hodges Number
9755
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagiomimicus tepperi (Morrison, 1875)
Schinia tepperi Morrison, 1875 (68)
syn. Plagiomimicus richii (Grote, 1886)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931659.
Numbers
There are 19 named species of Plagiomimicus in America north of Mexico. (1),(2)
Size
Forewing length 12.5-13.5 mm.
Identification
Original description online: as Schinia tepperi Morrison. (68)
Range
Oklahoma(3), Texas to California; Utah(4).
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records are from March to September. (5)
Print References
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 56.(1)
Morrison, 1875. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. vol. 27, p. (68)
Poole, R.W., 1995. the Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1: p. 98; pl. 3.41.(6)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photograph of pinned adult.