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Species Abrostola microvalis - Minute Oval Abrostola - Hodges#8883

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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Abrostolini
Genus Abrostola
Species microvalis (Minute Oval Abrostola - Hodges#8883)
Hodges Number
8883
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abrostola microvalis Ottolengui, 1919 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931164(2)
Explanation of Names
Ottolengui (1919) stated "I propose the above name, because in general appearance it is a minute ovalis" (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed four species of the genus Abrostola in America north of Mexico. (2)
Range
Texas to Arizona.(3)
Remarks
Uncommon in collections.(3)
See Also
Abrostola ovalis - larger size, wider range in eastern U.S. and Canada.
Print References
Eichlin, T.D. & H.B. Cunningham 1978. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1567: 10. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p.37; pl.1.4 (4)
Ottolengui, R. 1919. Notes on the Plusiinae, with descriptions of new species and races. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 27(3-4): 124. (1)
Works Cited
1.Notes on the Plusiinae, with descriptions of new species and races.
R. Ottolengui. 1919. New York Entomological Society, 27:117-126.
2.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 .
3.The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology
Thomas D. Eichlin, Hugh B. Cunningham. 1978. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1567: 1-121.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Plusiinae
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole. 1991. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems