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Species Iscadia aperta - Hodges#8980

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Eligminae
Genus Iscadia
Species aperta (Iscadia aperta - Hodges#8980)
Hodges Number
8980
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Iscadia aperta Walker 1857
Molecular research by Zahiri, et. al 2012 places the genus Iscadia in Eligminae. (1), (2)
Numbers
Iscadia aperta is the only species found north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan 50 mm.
Identification
Hampson 1905 description is online in the print references below.
Range
Arizona to southern Texas. (4)
Mexico to Central America.
Holotype was collected in Costa Rica, Santa Clara Valley @ 1200'.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
See Also
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photo comparing pinned Iscadia aperta and Fota armata
Compare to other species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1905. Descriptions of new species of Noctuidae in the British Museum. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 579
Lafontaine, J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. pp. 229, 231. (2)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 46.11, p. 263.(5)
Walker, F. 1857. List of the specimens of Lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 3: 725
Works Cited
1.Major lineages of Nolidae (Lepidoptera, Noctuoidea) elucidated by molecular phylogenetics
Zahiri, R., Lafontaine, J. D., Holloway, J. D., Kitching, I. J., Schmidt, B. C., Kaila, L., Wahlberg, N. 2012. Cladistics.
2.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
J. Donald Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt . 2013. ZooKeys 264: 227-236.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems