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Species Rivula stepheni - Hodges#8404.2

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Rivulinae
Genus Rivula
Species stepheni (Rivula stepheni - Hodges#8404.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rivula stepheni Sullivan, 2009 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named for Stephen A. Hall, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program. (1)
There are 3 Rivula species in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Forewing length 8.2-10.2 mm. (1)
Forewing color is ivory with darker tan margins and the reniform spot is represented as two black dots. (1)
Originally thought to be limited to eastern North Carolina but is in Florida, Louisiana and other areas of the Southeast. (3), (1)
Mesic mixed pine and hardwood forests near streams. (1)
Adults fly April to December. (1)
Larvae feed on various grasses and sedges.
Life Cycle
Three to four broods per year. (1)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Sullivan, J.B. 2009. A new species of Rivula Guenée from southeastern United States. In: Schmidt, B.C. & J.D. Lafontaine (Eds), Contributions to the Systematics of New World Macro-Moths. ZooKeys 9: 3-10. (1)