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Species Rivula stepheni - Hodges#8404.2

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Rivulinae
Genus Rivula
Species stepheni (Rivula stepheni - Hodges#8404.2)
Hodges Number
8404.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rivula stepheni Sullivan, 2009 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named for Stephen A. Hall, North Carolina Natural Heritage Program. (1)
Numbers
There are 3 Rivula species in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Size
Forewing length 8.2-10.2 mm. (1)
Identification
Forewing color is ivory with darker tan margins and the reniform spot is represented as two black dots. (1)
Range
Originally thought to be limited to eastern North Carolina but is in Florida, Louisiana and other areas of the Southeast. (3), (1)
Habitat
Mesic mixed pine and hardwood forests near streams. (1)
Season
Adults fly April to December. (1)
Food
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)