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Species Eulithosia plesioglauca - Hodges#9767

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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 Stiriina
Genus Eulithosia
Species plesioglauca (Eulithosia plesioglauca - Hodges#9767)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eulithosia plesioglauca (Dyar, 1912)
Antaplaga plesioglauca Dyar, 1912 (1)
Chamoclea comstocki Hill, 1924
Phylogenetic sequence # 931685 (2)
Forewing length 12-13 mm.(3)
Forewing has violet sheen with thin dark lines that run from the base towards the outer margin.
Southeastern Arizona to southern Mexico.(3)
Adults fly August through September.
Life Cycle
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1912. Descriptions of new species and genera of Lepidoptera, chiefly from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 42: 68. (1)
Hill, C.A. 1924. Pacific Coast Lepidoptera no. 1. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 23: 184; pl. 3, fig. 6.
Poole, R.W. 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Cuculliinae, Stiriinae, Psaphidinae. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 132; pl. 4, fig. 24. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 289; pl. 52, fig. 11. (3)