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Species Noctueliopsis puertalis - Hodges#4831

Noctueliopsis puertalis? - Noctueliopsis puertalis Moth A 8.18.18 - Noctueliopsis puertalis Noetueliopsis brunnealis - Noctueliopsis puertalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Noctueliopsis
Species puertalis (Noctueliopsis puertalis - Hodges#4831)
Hodges Number
4831
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Noctueliopsis puertalis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)
Noctuelia puertalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Numbers
9 spp. n. of Mex.
Size
Forewing length 6-8 mm (1)
Identification
Described by Munroe in MONA Fascicle 13-1B as resembling Noctueliposis brunnealis but smaller (FW length 6-8 mm); maculation of FW less contrasting; AM/PM lines and discocellular lunule much weaker or even obsolete; PM line less strongly retracted behind posterior angle of the cell and rarely shows a bilobed shape; hindwings usually show no trace of PM line. (1)


Noctueliopsis puertalis (Barnes & McDunnough)
Det. Edward Knudson, 2013
Range
southern California to southern New Mexico (1)
Remarks
Type locality: USA, California, La Puerta Valley
See Also
Noctueliopsis brunnealis is larger (FW length 8-11 mm); FW maculation more contrasting; PM line more strongly retracted behind posterior angle of the cell with a bilobed shape; hindwings typically have traces of a PM line. (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. M. & J. H. McDunnough 1912 b: New Microlepidoptera. – Entomological News, Philadelphia 23: 220.
Munroe, E. G. 1961: Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). – Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa 93 (24): 45. (2)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico: Fascicle 13.1B: Pyralidae, Odontiinae+Glaphyriinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.
2.Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae)
Eugene G. Munroe. 1961. Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada. 93(24): 1-93.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group