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Species Mouralia tinctoides - Hodges#8884

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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 Plusiinae (Looper Moths)
Tribe Abrostolini
Genus Mouralia
Species tinctoides (Mouralia tinctoides - Hodges#8884)
Hodges Number
8884
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mouralia tinctoides (Guenée, 1852)
Abrostola tinctoides Guenee, 1852
Mouralia annulifera Walker, 1858
Nystalea cossoides Rothschild, 1917
Phylogenetic sequence # 931165
Numbers
Mouralia tinctoides is the only member of the genus listed for America, north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 1.7-2.0 cm. (2)
Larva to 3.8 cm. (Comstock & Dammers, 1936)
Pupa 21 mm. (Comstock & Dammers, 1936)
Range
Native populations from the southeast Unites States to Texas; apparently introduced to California before 1935.(2)
Season
August through April. (2)
Food
Larvae feed on spiderworts including small-leaf spiderwort (Tradescantia fluminensis) and inchplant (T. zebrina) (Eichlin & Cunningham, 1978).(3)
Life Cycle
Comstock & Dammers describe egg, 7 instars, and pupa in great detail.
Print References
Boisduval J.A. & A. Guenée 1852. Noctuilites 2. Hist. nat. Ins., Spec. gén. Lépid. 6: 323
Comstock, J. A. & C. A. Dammers 1936. A new record and a life history (Lepidoptera). Bull. Southern California Acad. Sci. 35(3): 169, pl.39-41
Eichlin, T.D. & H.B. Cunningham 1978. The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology. USDA Tech. Bulletin 1567: 1-122. (3)
Lafontaine, J.D. & R.W. Poole 1991. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 25.1: p.38; pl.1.5. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl.49.24f; p.277. (2)
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.The Plusiinae (Lepidoptera:Noctuidae) of America north of Mexico, emphasizing genitalic and larval morphology
Thomas D. Eichlin, Hugh B. Cunningham. 1978. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1567: 1-121.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 25.1. Noctuoidea, Noctuidae (part), Plusiinae
J. Donald Lafontaine, Robert W. Poole. 1991. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems