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Genus Marimatha

Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Hodges #9044 - Marimatha nigrofimbria It has brown front legs - Marimatha quadrata Hodges#9045.1 - Marimatha piscimala Lepidopteran - Marimatha nigrofimbria Yellow moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria Marimatha nigrofimbria Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria Marimatha nigrofimbria
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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Marimatha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marimatha Walker, [1866]
hom. Xanthoptera Guenée, 1852; junior homonym of Xanthoptera Sodoffsky, 1837; replacement name Thioptera Franclemont, 1950
syn. Thioptera Franclemont, 1950; synonomy in Ferris & Lafontaine (2010) ZooKeys 39: 117–135
= Flavula Berio, 1966; unnecessary replacement name for Xanthoptera
Five species in the genus for America north of Mexico.
Marimatha nigrofimbria - #9044
Most common in the east
May have faintly visible PM
Marimatha squala - #9044.1
Yellow legs with brown speckling
Restricted to Arizona
Marimatha quadrata - #9044.2
Brown legs with pale speckles
Only western species with brown forelegs
Marimatha tripuncta - #9045
Limited to Florida and the Caribbean
Marimatha piscimala - #9045.1
Prominent dark PM band
West Texas to Arizona
Print References
Walker, F. 1865. Supplement - Part 3. List Spec. Lep. Ins. British Museum 33: 1204
Works Cited
1.Review of the North American species of Marimatha (Walker) with descriptions of three new species ...
Clifford D. Ferris, J. Donald LaFontaine. 2010. ZooKeys 39: 117-135.