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Species Acopa carina - Hodges#9825

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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 Bryophilinae
Genus Acopa
Species carina (Acopa carina - Hodges#9825)
Hodges Number
9825
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acopa carina Harvey, 1875
Numbers
Apparently uncommon.
Size
Wingspan 23 mm. (Harvey)
Identification
Pale creamy-white ground color with jagged dark brown basal, AM, and PM lines, and a dark reniform blotch between the latter two lines. Terminal line of brown dashes. Overscaling of dark brown scales is highly variable; some individuals are quite dark.
Range
Type: Texas. Primarily encountered in southwest Texas from Kinney County west to the Trans-Pecos, but there are also records from Kerr, Travis, and possibly Bosque Cos. Apparently prone to wander occasionally as there are also Montana and Colorado records.
Season
Flies from August to October.
Print References
Harvey, L.F. 1875. Observations on North American moths (second paper). Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 2: 279
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