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Species Nychioptera noctuidalis - Hodges#8485

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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 Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Nychioptera
Species noctuidalis (Nychioptera noctuidalis - Hodges#8485)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nychioptera noctuidalis (Dyar, 1907)
Pleonectyptera noctuidalis Dyar, 1907 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930721
Nychioptera has three species in America north of Mexico.(2)
Forewing length 8-9 mm.(3)
The only of the Nychioptera with the reniform filled with black.
Baboquivaria, Chiricahuas, and Huachuca mountains of southeastern Arizona.(3)
Adults are most common from July to September. (4)
See Also
Nychioptera opada lacks the black in the reniform.
Nychioptera accola has two bold black patches along costa.
Print References
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 43.15; p. 255.(3)
Works Cited
1.A new genus, Nychioptera, with descriptions of two new species and notes on the genus Hemeroplanis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
John G. Franclemont. 1966. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 68: 295-306.
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.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group