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Species Forsebia cinis - Forsebia Moth - Hodges#8613

Forsebia Moth - Hodges #8613  - Forsebia cinis - female Moth - Forsebia cinis - female Forsebia Moth - Forsebia cinis Brown white tipped Moth - Forsebia cinis - female Hodges #8613 – Forsebia cinis - Forsebia cinis - male Moth: Genus, Species Unknown   - Forsebia cinis - female Moth - Forsebia cinis - female Forsebia cinis
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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 Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Forsebia
Species cinis (Forsebia Moth - Hodges#8613)
Hodges Number
8613
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Forsebia cinis (Guenée, 1852)(1)
Bolina cinis Guenée, 1852
Melipotis perlaeta
* phylogenetic sequence #930884
Numbers
The only species in this genus in North America.
Size
Forewing length 14-16 mm.(2)
Identification

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Notes distinguishing female Forsebia cinis from Allerastria albiciliatus by Jan Metlevski.
Range
Southern California and southern Nevada to western Texas and Oklahoma.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Adults fly from late February through October.(2)
Food
Larvae feed on Parkinsonia and other woody legumes.(2) yellow palo verde (Parkinsonia microphylla) is a likely host in the Sonoran Desert and southern California.
See Also
Allerastria albiciliatus


Bulia deducta forewing has a straighter AM line, a subterminal line that lacks separate orangish spots, and a large yellowish crescent or lunule midway along outer margin of hindwing.


Melipotis perpendicularis forewing has a straighter AM line, a pale sinuous (and continuous) subterminal line edged on both sides by black, and a mostly dark gray hindwing.
Print References
Edwards, Hy. 1882. New species of Heterocera. Papilio 2(1): 14 (Melipotis perlaeta)
Edwards, Hy. 1884. Some new forms of N. American moths. Papilio 4(3): 47 (Synedoida aegrota)
Lafontaine, J. D. & B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (3)
Lafontaine, J. D. & B. C. Schmidt 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. (1)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.44.3m, 44.4f, p.258 (2) (under Forsebia perlaeta)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults.
pinned adult images (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image of female (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in California; list (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
J. Donald Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt . 2013. ZooKeys 264: 227-236.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.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 .