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Species Melipotis januaris - Hodges#8603

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Melipotis
Species januaris (Melipotis januaris - Hodges#8603 )
Hodges Number
8603
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melipotis januaris (Guenée, 1852)
M. russaris (Guenée, 1852)
M. excavans (Walker, 1858)
M. subtilis (Walker, 1858)
M. parcicolor (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868)
M. rectifascia (Herrich-Schäffer, 1868)
M. surinamensis (Möschler, 1880)
M. nebulosa(Maassen, 1890)
Melipotis argos Druce, 1900

* phylogenetic sequence #930874
Numbers
Thirteen Melipotis species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
wingspan about 35 mm
Food
larval host is Inga laurina (sacky sac bean)
* usda.gov USDA plant information
Print References
Lafontaine J. D., and B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 34.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.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 .