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Species Tricholita chipeta - Hodges#10631

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Tricholita
Species chipeta (Tricholita chipeta - Hodges#10631)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tricholita chipeta Barnes, 1904 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 933199
There are ten named species of the genus Tricholita in America north of Mexico.(1)
Barnes (1904) listed the wingspan.
♂ 32 mm.
♀ 35 mm.
The original description of Tricholita chipeta Barnes, is available in the print references below.
Southern California and Nevada to Texas(2) and Colorado. (3), (4), (5)
The adults are most common from July to October. (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the host plant to be Gutierrezia wrightii (Asteraceae).(6)
See Also
Compare to the related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. 1904. New species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 36: 202.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 56.29, p. 307.(6)