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Species Richia chortalis - Hodges#10881

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Noctuini
Subtribe Agrotina
Genus Richia
Species chortalis (Richia chortalis - Hodges#10881)
Hodges Number
10881
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Richia chortalis, (Harvey, 1875)
Richia aratrix (form), (Harvey, 1875)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed five species of the genus Richia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan approximately 35 mm.
Identification
The first segment of the middle tarsus is greatly swollen so the last four segments look like little aborted appendage dangling on the end. (Don Lafontaine)
Range
Arizona to Utah to Texas. (2), (3)
See Also
Richia parentalis - the middle basitarsus is only slightly swollen and mostly resembles the hind tarsus. (Don Lafontaine)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. 2004. The Moth of North America. Fascicle 27.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 131; pl. F.1-5.(4)