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Species Properigea tapeta - Hodges#9592

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Properigea
Species tapeta (Properigea tapeta - Hodges#9592)
Hodges Number
9592
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Properigea tapeta (Smith, 1900) (1)
Hadena tapeta Smith, 1900 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932723 (1)
Size
Wingspan averages 25-28 mm.
Smith (1900) listed a wingspan of 25 mm. (2)
Identification
The original description as Hadena tapeta is in PDF(2) format or view online in the print references.
Range
Florida to Texas and Arizona. (3), (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Holotype ♂ labeled "Cocoanut Grove, Florida (E.A. Schwarz, collector) #4822 in United States National Museum (USNM). (7)
Season
The main flight period appears to be April to September. (8)
Heppner (2003) reported February to December in Florida. (6)
Food
Larvae have been reared on Polypodium polypodioides (L.) Andrews & Windham (resurrection fern). (7)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1900. A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae. Proceedings of the U.S. National Museum. 22: 467.(2)