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Species Tripudia dimidata - Hodges#9007

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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 Cobubathinae
Genus Tripudia
Species dimidata (Tripudia dimidata - Hodges#9007)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tripudia dimidata (Smith, 1905)
Acontia dimidata Smith, 1905
* phylogenetic sequence #931266
Explanation of Names
dimidata is derived from Latin meaning "half", perhaps refering to the half light, half dark forewings.
Wingspan 12-14 mm.
See Also
Tripudia luda is slightly smaller (10-12 mm versus 12-14 mm) with less prominent reniform spot (Moths of Southeastern Arizona).
Print References
Smith, J. B. 1905. New species of Noctuidae for 1905, no. 3. Jl. New York Ent. Soc. 13(4): 208
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - Lafontaine comments on luda and dimidata
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photos of pinned adults