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Species Eulithosia discistriga - Hodges#9769

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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 Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Eulithosia
Species discistriga (Eulithosia discistriga - Hodges#9769)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eulithosia discistriga (Smith, 1903)
Lythrodes discistriga Smith, 1903 (1)
Hoplolythra discistriga
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), (3)
Wingspan about 22-28 mm.
Uncommon throughout its known range of western Texas, southern and western Arizona, southern Nevada, and southeastern California (
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.
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1910. Noctuidae. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae British Museum 9: 214, f.79
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 29: 207. (1)
Works Cited
1.New noctuids for 1903, No. 4, with notes on certain described species
John B. Smith. 1903. Transactions of The American Entomological Society 29(3): 191-224.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 26.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae: Cuculliinae, Stiriinae, Psaphidinae.
Robert W. Poole. 1995. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group