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Species Nycteola fletcheri - Hodges#8979

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Chloephorinae
Genus Nycteola
Species fletcheri (Nycteola fletcheri - Hodges#8979 )
Hodges Number
8979
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nycteola fletcheri Rindge, 1961
* phylogenetic sequence #931146
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of David Steven Fletcher of the British Museum, who first recognized the species.
Size
Forewing length 12-13 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult- see original description in Print References below.
Range
There are records from southern California, southern Arizona and western Texas. (2), (1)
Food
Larval hosts include Goodding's willow (Salix gooddingii, Salicaceae). (3)
Print References
Rindge, F.H. 1961. A Synopsis of the Genus Nycteola from North America, including a New Species from Arizona (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 69(4): 203-206 (access)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
Works Cited
1.A Synopsis of the Genus Nycteola from North America, including a New Species from Arizona (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1961. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 69(4): 203-206.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Larva