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Species Idia julia - Hodges#8328

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Idia
Species julia (Idia julia - Hodges#8328)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
First described in 1918 by William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough as Camptylochila julia
Epizeuxis julia according to many sources
17 mm wingspan Moth Photographers Group specimen
Averages larger than I. rotundalis and is paler. There are pale markings where the lines meet the costa. Along the subterminal line, these extend the full width of the forewing as a faint line. The postmedian line is bent more sharply towards the wingtip than in I. rotundalis. The reniform spot marking is distinct. [Paraphrased from the original species description; see link below. A specimen in hand can be told by the distinctive underside described there.]
Internet References
Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, v.4, n.2, p.126    Barnes & McDunnough's original description of the species.