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Species Lythrodes tripuncta - Hodges#9734

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Nocloina
Genus Lythrodes
Species tripuncta (Lythrodes tripuncta - Hodges#9734)
Hodges Number
9734
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
"Lythrodes" tripuncta Barnes & McDunnough, 1911
Phylogenetic sequence # 931602
Explanation of Names
This species was placed in Lythrodes by Barnes & McDunnough, but does not belong there. It requires a new genus according to Robert Poole. (1)
Numbers
There are three named Lythrodes species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length about 13 mm
Identification
The original description of Lythrodes tripuncta Barnes & McDunnough, is available online at the link in the print references below.
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Forewing is off-white with faint, dull yellow transverse bands, and three dark dots; one as oribicular spot and the other two at the reniform spot.
Hindwing is dull white with no markings.
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Range
Southwestern Texas and Santa Cruz, Pima, and Navajo counties in Arizona.
One record from Riverside County, California. (August 31, 1946)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults fly August to September.
Food
Larval host is unknown.
Life Cycle
unknown
See Also
Grotella olivacea - photo of pinned specimen at Moths of Southeastern Arizona
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1911. The Canadian Entomologist 43: 319
Poole, R.W., 1989. Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118). p. 612. (3)
Internet References
University of California, Berkeley - lists one collection record from Riverside, CA. (VIII-31-46)