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Species Ogdoconta sexta - Hodges#9722

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 Condicinae
Tribe Condicini
Genus Ogdoconta
Species sexta (Ogdoconta sexta - Hodges#9722)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ogdoconta sexta Barnes & McDunnough (1), 1913
Phylogenetic sequence # 932020 (2)
Metzler et al. (2013) listed the forewing length 10.5-13 mm. (3)
The pm. line of O. sexta diverges toward the apex. "The main thing I notice, without dissecting the specimens, is the postmedial line in altura is basically parallel to the outer edge of the wing (ignoring the convexity of the outer margin), so it appears as far from the wing apex at the costa as it does from the lower corner of the forewing. The pm line in altura often has some whitish scaling along the outer margin of the pm line; however it does not diverge off as a streak bending toward the apex." - Don Lafontaine, pers. comm., 7/31/2019.

Forewings is brown with straight white postmedian line that abruptly turns basally near the costa. There is a small area of white scales between the apex of the wing to just below the outward angle of the postmedial line. The hindwing is dull brown. (3)
Central and southern Texas.
Adults fly March to June and again from August through September. (3)
The larval host is unknown. (3)
Life Cycle
The life cycle is unknown. (3)
See Also
Ogdoconta altura, which lacks any white scales between the apex and post median line of the forewing.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1913. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 2(3): 117; pl. 5, fig. 6.
Metzler, E.H., E.C. Knudson, R.W. Poole, Lafontaine, J.D. & M.G. Pogue, 2013. A review of the genus Ogdoconta Butler (Lepidoptera Noctuidae, Condicinae, Condicini from North America north of Mexico with description of three new species.(3)
Works Cited
1.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
2.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 .
3.A review of the genus Ogdoconta Butler (Lepidoptera Noctuidae, Condicinae, Condicini) from North America north ...
Eric H. Metzler, Edward C. Knudson, Robert W. Poole, J. Donald Lafontaine, Michael G. Pogue. 2013. ZooKeys 264: 165–191.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Noctuidae of North America (
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems