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Species Hemeroplanis punitalis - Hodges#8468

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Hemeroplanis
Species punitalis (Hemeroplanis punitalis - Hodges#8468)
Hodges Number
8468
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemeroplanis punitalis (Smith, 1907)
Pleonectyptera punitalis Smith, 1907
Phylogenetic sequence # 930701
Numbers
There are 11 named Hemeroplanis species in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan 25-30 mm. (2)
Range
Southern California to Texas. (3), (4), (5)
Season
Adults are most common from March to October.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Hemeroplanis historialis can look very similar and overlaps widely in southwestern U.S.
Print References
Franclemont, J.G. 1966. A new genus, Nychioptera, with descriptions of two new species and notes on the genus Hemeroplanis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 68(4): 304. (6)
Smith, 1907. Revision of the species of Pleonectyptera Grt. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 33: 375. (2), (7)