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Species Chytonix sensilis - Hodges#9557

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Elaphriini
Genus Chytonix
Species sensilis (Chytonix sensilis - Hodges#9557)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chytonix sensilis Grote, 1881
Chytonix ruperti Franclemont, 1941 (1)
Chytonix macdonaldi Benjamin, 1922
Chytonix submediana Strand, 1916
Phylogenetic sequence # 932249.51
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed three species of the genus Chytonix in America north of Mexico. (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) listed two species after including Chytonix ruperti Franclemont, 1941 as a synonym of Chytonix sensilis. (1)
Grote (1881) listed a wingspan of 31 mm.
Moth Photographers Group shows several photos of 26 mm. (3)
Very similar to Chytonix palliatricula. See here for an explanation of the differences.
Heppner (2003) included Quebec to Florida, Michigan to Texas. (4), (5), (6), (7)
The adults tend to fly in the late summer, being most common in August in the Northeast.
Heppner (2003) reports April, August, October to November in Florida. (6)
Chytonix sensilis is reported by several states to be declining in population and a species of concern.
See Also
Chytonix palliatricula. See here for an explanation of the differences.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1881. New species of Dicopis, Chytonix and Spragueia. Papilio, 1: 49.
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 149: 148, 155.(1)