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Species Enaemia atrolinea - Hodges#2403

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Lacturidae (Tropical Burnet Moths)
Genus Enaemia
Species atrolinea (Enaemia atrolinea - Hodges#2403)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enaemia atrolinea (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
Mieza atrolinea Barnes & McDunnough, 1913
Explanation of Names
Enaemia atrolinea (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913), n. comb. in Heppner (2019), was formerly in the genus Lactura.
The original description as Mieza atrolinea Barnes & McDunnough, is available online at the link in the print references below. A redescription including larval characteristics can be found in Matson, Wagner, & Miller, 2019. (1)
The only Enaemia with nearly complete transverse lines. The related species have dots in various patterns. Hindwing is a solid salmon-orange color. Larvae can be identified by the presence of metallic blue dorsal warts. (1)
South Texas. (1), (2)
Adults are most common from March to May, September through November. (1), (2)
New growth of saffron plum (Sideroxylon celastrinum). (1)
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1913. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North. 2: 144. (3)
Heppner, J.B., 2019. Reassessment of Old World Lactura and validity of Enaemia for New World species (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea: Lacturidae). Lepidoptera Novae, 11(1-2): 7-14.
Works Cited
1.Revision of the North American Lactura (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Lacturidae)
Matson, T.A., D.L. Wagner, S.E. Miller. 2019. ZooKeys, 846: 75–116.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.