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Species Phuphena tura - Hodges#9634

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Phosphilini
Genus Phuphena
Species tura (Phuphena tura - Hodges#9634)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phuphena tura (Druce, 1889)
Dianthoecia tura Druce, 1889
Phuphena obliqua [Hodges #9635].
Fagitana obliqua Smith, 1900
Phylogenetic sequence # 932212
Phuphena tura is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 24-32 mm.
The original description as Dianthoecia tura Druce, is available online in the print references below.
Florida, West Indies, Central America to South America. (2), (3)
Heppner (2003) reported adults in Florida from January to October, December. (3)
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host in the United States is unknown. (3)
Print References
Druce, H. 1889. Insecta: Lepidoptera: Heterocera 1. Biologia Centrali-Americana. 291, pl. 27, fig. 19.
Dyar, H.G. 1914. Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Proceeding of the United States National Museum, 47(2050): 177. (4)
Hampson, G.F. 1908. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 7: 598.
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
3.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
4.Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian Biological Survey of the Panama Canal Zone
Harrison Gray Dyar. 1914. Proceeding of the United States National Museum, 47(2050): 139-350.