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Species Marimatha nigrofimbria - Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Hodges#9044

Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria - female Thioptera nigrofimbria - Marimatha nigrofimbria Another Pyralid/Cambrid? - Marimatha nigrofimbria tan moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria Marimatha nigrofimbria - Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Marimatha nigrofimbria Black-bordered Lemon Moth caterpillar - Marimatha nigrofimbria 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
Species nigrofimbria (Black-bordered Lemon Moth - Hodges#9044)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marimatha nigrofimbria (Guenée, 1852)(1)
Thioptera nigrofimbria(1)
Xanthoptera nigrofimbria Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 931284
One of five species in the genus found in America north of Mexico. (1)
WS ≈ 18-22mm
TL ≈ 10-12mm (2)
Adult: FW lemon yellow with tiny blackish claviform and reniform dots. Terminal line is black, fringe purplish gray. (2)
Note: Usually has no visible postmedial line. (1)
Massachusetts westward through northern Ohio to Illinois and Oklahoma and southward to southern Florida and southernmost Texas. (1)
Adults fly May to September in northern areas and
March to November in southern areas.(1)
Larval hosts include:(1)
Digitaria ischaemun (smooth crabgrass).
Ipomoea sagittat (saltmarsh morning-glory).
Print References
Covell illustrates on plate 30 #1, describes on p. 146. (3)
Boisduval & Guenée, Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 6 (Noct. 2) : 241 Atlas (Noctuelites): pl. 10, f. 12
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.
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.