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Species Marimatha squala - Hodges#9044.1

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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Marimatha
Species squala (Marimatha squala - Hodges#9044.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Marimatha squala Ferris & LaFontaine, 2010 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931285
Explanation of Names
Ferris & LaFontaine (2010) stated "The species name is derived from the shark genus Squalus in reference to the sharkfin-like process on the dorsal margin of the male valva." (1)
Ferris & LaFontaine (2010) and Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 5 species of the genus Marimatha in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
The description of the adults including genitalia is available in the PDF. (1)
The legs are yellow and flecked with brown scaling, more heavily on the middle legs, forelegs, and in females. (1)
Ferris & LaFontaine (2010) reported the range to include Arizona and southward to Costa Rica. (1)
Ferris & LaFontaine (2010) reported the flight period as mid-July to mid-August. (1)
See Also
Marimatha quadrata which has brown forelegs and middle legs flecked with a few paler scales. (1)
Print References
Ferris, C.D. & J.D. LaFontaine, 2010. Review of the North American species of Marimatha Walker with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Eustrotiinae) and the description of Pseudomarimatha flava (Noctuinae, Elaphriini), a new genus and species confused with Marimatha. Zookeys 39: 124; figs. 3, 4, 12, 19. (1)