Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eulithosia discistriga (Smith, 1903)
Smith, 1903 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #931684.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "disc streaks," likely for the "two lateral longitudinal rusty brown lines extending from base of collar to base of disc." (1)
One of three species of this genus in North America north of Mexico.(2)
Uncommon throughout its known range of western Texas, southern and western Arizona, southern Nevada, and southeastern California (Nearctica.com).
Berkeley Natural History Museum lists April records from southern California. Lepidopterist Society Season Summary lists April, June records for New Mexico and September records for western Texas. BugGuide records from Arizona suggest two broods, adults flying March-April and August-September.
Hampson, G.F., 1910. Noctuidae. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae British Museum 9: 214
Lafontaine, J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p.57
Poole, R.W., 1995. MONA Fascicle 26.1. p.130, pl.4.23 (4)
Smith, J.B., 1903. New noctuids for 1903, no. 4, with notes on certain described species. Transactions of the American Entomological Society