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Species Noctueliopsis brunnealis - Hodges#4830

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Noctueliopsis
Species brunnealis (Noctueliopsis brunnealis - Hodges#4830)
Hodges Number
4830
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Noctueliopsis brunnealis Munroe, 1972
Numbers
Noctueliopsis includes nine species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 8-11 mm (2)
Identification
Forewing ground color matt brown, with medial area paler than basal and ST areas; AM/PM lines and discocellurar lunule distinct and black fuscous; PM line well defined with fine but usually distinct dentation basad on M1 and a bilobed retraction behind posterior angle of the cell. (2)

Range
California and Nevada to Texas. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from March through September. (3)
Remarks
Type locality: USA, Texas, Crane Co., Crane
See Also
Noctueliopsis puertalis is smaller (FW length 6-8 mm); maculation of FW less contrasting; AM/PM lines and discocellular lunule much weaker or even obsolete; PM line less strongly retracted behind posterior angle of the cell and rarely shows a bilobed shape; hindwings usually show no trace of PM line. (2)

Print References
Munroe, E. G. 1972 b: Pyraloidea, Pyralidae comprising subfamilies Odontiinae, Glaphyrinae. 179, pl. 9, figs 10-12; pl. D, fig. 1; pl. H, fig. 7. – In: Dominick, R. B. et al., The Moths of America north of Mexico. 13.1B 13.1 B. – E.W. Classey and R.B.D. Publications Inc., London. (2)