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Species Melipotis novanda - Hodges#8609

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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 novanda (Melipotis novanda - Hodges#8609)
Hodges Number
8609
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melipotis novanda (Guenée, 1852)
Bolina novanda Guenee, 1852
Melipotis agrotipennis (Harvey, 1875)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930880(1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed thirteen species of the genus Melipotis in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Adult: Sexually dimorphic. See Richards, 1939 in Print References below.


Larva: See Crumb 1956 (2)
Range
California to Texas.
Food
Crumb (1956) reported Acacia greggi (catclaw). (2)
See Also
Melipotis agrotoides which is found in southern Texas.
Print References
Guenée, A. 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes Lep. 7, Noctuelites 3: 64
Richards, A.G. 1939. A Revision of the North American species of the Phoberia-Melipotis-Drasteria Group of moths (Lepidoptera, Phalaenidae). Entomologica Americana. 18(1):14; pl 1 figs 10-11; pl 6, fig. 2.
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 .
2.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems