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Species Properigea continens - Hodges#9590

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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 Xylenini
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Properigea
Species continens (Properigea continens - Hodges#9590)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Properigea continens (Hy. Edwards, 1885)
Perigea continens Hy. Edwards, 1885
* phylogenetic sequence #932721
Wingspan about 24-30 mm. (1), (2), (3)
Southeast Arizona to central Texas (western Edwards Plateau).
Edwards' original description indicates the ground color of the FWs is "pale fawn". Most Arizona examples are typically darker on the FWs than *most* from Texas, although there is considerable variation in both regions.

Left: Arizona; Right: Texas.
To date (May 2019), BOLD has no barcoded specimens from Texas so the relationship of these populations is not clear.
Print References
Edwards, Hy. 1884. Apparently new species of N. American Heterocera. Papilio 4(7-8): 122-123
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
BOLD Systems - DNA supported specimens