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Species Bellura vulnifica - Black-tailed Diver - Hodges#9523.1

93-2514(B) Bellura vulnifica (Grote)  - Bellura vulnifica Black-tailed Diver - Bellura vulnifica Black-tailed Diver - Bellura vulnifica Bellura vulnifica, black-tailed diver, Hodges # 9523.1 - Bellura vulnifica Noctuidae: Bellura vulnifica - Bellura vulnifica Black-tailed Diver - Bellura vulnifica Bellura vulnifica Black-tailed Diver at Porch light - Bellura vulnifica - Bellura vulnifica
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Arzamini
Genus Bellura
Species vulnifica (Black-tailed Diver - Hodges#9523.1 )
Hodges Number
9523.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bellura vulnifica (Grote, 1873) (1)
Arxama vulnifica Grote, 1873 (2)
Elevated from synonymy of Bellura gortynoides (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932514
Explanation of Names
This species, formerly a synonym of Bellura gortynoides, was raised to full species status by Lafontaine and Schmidt (2010). "B. gortynoides is of a brighter yellow color throughout its range, with little or no tendency to become darker northward." (1)
Numbers
Bellura has six species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Forewing has dark strongly scalloped postmedial line. (3)
Identified by Don Lafontaine
Range
Eastern North America from Florida to New Brunswick. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Print References
Beadle, D, & S. Leckie 2012. Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America. (5)
Wagner, D., Schweitzer, D.F., Sullivan, J.B.. Reardon. R.C. 2011. Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America. (6)