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Species Tripudia damozela - Hodges#9002.2

Hodges#9002 - Tripudia damozela Hodges#9002 - Tripudia damozela
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Classification
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 Cobubathinae
Genus Tripudia
Species damozela (Tripudia damozela - Hodges#9002.2)
Hodges Number
9002.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tripudia damozela (Dyar, 1914)
Cobubatha damozela Dyar, 1914 (1)
Tripuda inquaesita Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Phylogenetic sequence # 931257 (2)
Explanation of Names
Tripudia inquaesita (Barnes & Benjamin, 1924) was replaced by Tripudia damozela (Dyar, 1914) when the two species were synonymized in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010)(2). T. inquaesita was raised back to full species status in Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015)(3). T. damozela is reassigned to 9002.2 and T. inquaesita is again assigned to 9002, the number used in the 1983 Hodges Checklist.
Size
Wingspan 15 mm. (1)
Range
T. damozela occurs in southeastern Mexico northward in the Sierra Madre Oriental to western Texas and T. inquaesita occurs in southern Arizona and probably in the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico. Differences in maculation and barcode are noted. (3)
Season
Adults are most common from February to June. (4)
Some fall and early winter records exist.
Food
Larval host is unknown.
Remarks
Listed as Tripuda inquaesita on the California and Arizona checklists. (5)
See Also
Tripudia inquaesita is found in AZ. (3)
Tripudia munna - The median line is much straighter. Recorded in southern California and southern Arizona.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1914. Descriptions of new species and genera of Lepidoptera from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 47: 380. (1)