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Species Morrisonia mucens - Hodges#10519

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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 Orthosiini
Genus Morrisonia
Species mucens (Morrisonia mucens - Hodges#10519)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Morrisonia mucens (Hübner, [1831]) (1)
Septis mucens Hübner, [1831]
Xylophasia sectilis Guenée, 1852 (141)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932801 (1)
Texas(2) and Oklahoma(3) to Florida(4) and north along the Atlantic states to Maine. (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Bug Guide - map of photo records submitted to the guide.
Most records are from February through October.(5)
Florida is January to April and July to August. (Heppner) (7)
Larval host is repotedly Quercus L. (oak)(8) although the closely related M. confusa is widely polyphagous.
See Also
Morrisonia evicta with the lighter reniform.
Print References
Guenée, 1836. Histoire naturelle des insectes spécies général des Lépidoptères. p. (141)