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Species Azenia edentata - Hodges#9726

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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 Metoponiinae
Genus Azenia
Species edentata (Azenia edentata - Hodges#9726)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Azenia edentata Grote(1), 1883
Stiriodes edentata
Metoponia umbria Druce, 1898
Phylogenetic sequence #931725.00 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "un-toothed," as compared to the three-toothed A. implora described in the same paper.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 6 species of the genus Azenia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) added one species. (3)
Adult - polymorphic.
Arizona and west Texas to Central America. (4), (4)
The main flight period is July to September. (5)
Poole (2013) reports the host is unknown. (4)
See Also
The other six Azenia species.
Print References
Druce, H. 1889. Insecta Lepidoptera-Heterocera. Biologia Centrali-Americana, 2: 491
Grote, A.R. 1883. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist, 15(2): 25