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Species Protorthodes alfkenii - Hodges#10559

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Eriopygini
Genus Protorthodes
Species alfkenii (Protorthodes alfkenii - Hodges#10559)
Hodges Number
10559
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protorthodes alfkenii (Grote (1), 1895)
Perigea alfkenii Grote, 1895 (replacement name)
Perigea perplexa Grote, 1895 (occupied)
Namangana alfceni (in Hampson, 1909)
Perigea latens Smith, 1908
Taeniocampa occluna Smith, 1909
Phylogenetic sequence # 933111
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Johann Dietrich Alfken (1862-1945), a German entomologist who specialized in Hymenoptera.
Size
Wingspan about 25 mm.
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (2)
Larva to about 28 mm. (3)
Range
Southern Oregon south through California, west to western Texas, Colorado, Nevada. (2), (4)
Habitat
Grasslands and riparian habitats. (2)
Food
Probably a generalist on many kinds of herbaceous plants. (2), (3)
Print References
Crumb, S.E., 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae. USDA Technical Bulletin 1135, p. 129. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys 421: 139-179 (multiple formats). (5)