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Species Grotella binda - Hodges#11221

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Grotellina
Genus Grotella
Species binda (Grotella binda - Hodges#11221)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Grotella binda Barnes, 1907
Phylogenetic sequence # 931708
Grotella includes seventeen species in America, north of Mexico.(1)
Wingspan 20-24 mm.
Southern California to southwest Texas. (2), (3)
Adults are most common in August and September. (2)
See Also
G. blanchardi - reniform mark is absent or vauge while in binda it is prominent. binda is also the larger of the two.
Print References
Barnes, W. 1907. New species of American Lepidoptera. Canadian Entomologist 39(3): 93
McElvare, R.R., 1966. New Heliothid moth from the southwestern United States (Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 20(2): plate 1. (4)