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Species Argillophora furcilla - Hodges#9060

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Eustrotiinae
Genus Argillophora
Species furcilla (Argillophora furcilla - Hodges#9060)
Hodges Number
9060
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Argillophora furcilla Grote(1), 1873
Phylogentic sequence #931299.00 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "forked," for the white band on the wings.
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Argillophora furcilla as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan about 24 mm.
Range
Heppner (2003) listed the range to include Tennessee to Florida, Arkansas to Texas. (3)
Season
The flight period appears to be April to September, with the peak from May to July. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported April and July for Florida. (5), (3)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed Arundinaria sp. (Gramineae). (3)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1873. A study of the North American Noctuidae. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences 1: 124.
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