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Species Cisthene faustinula - Hodges#8064

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Cisthene
Species faustinula (Cisthene faustinula - Hodges#8064)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene faustinula (Boisduval, 1869)
Lithosia faustinula Boisduval, 1869
Phylogenetic sequence # 930181
Cisthene has 20 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 9-11 mm. (2)
Coastal California. (3), (4), (2)
Adults are most common from July to September. (2)
See Also
Cisthene dorsimacula, which fly from May to August and again in October. (2)
Print References
Boisduval. J.B. 1969. Lepidoptères de la Californie. Annales de la Société Entomologique de Belgique 12: 74
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 265, pl. 46.16. (2)