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Species Abablemma brimleyana - Hodges#8437

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Scolecocampinae
Genus Abablemma
Species brimleyana (Abablemma brimleyana - Hodges#8437)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Abablemma brimleyana (Dyar, 1914)
Phobolosia brimleyana Dyar, 1914
Phylogenetic sequence # 930651
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed four species of the genus Abablemma in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan averages 14-15 mm. (2)
Dyar (1914) reported a wingspan of 14 mm.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include North Carolina to Florida(3), Arkansas to Texas. (4)
Moth Photographers Group and BOLD(5) expand the range northward to Tennessee and New Jersey. (2), (5)
Holotype ♂ collected by C.S. Brimley, 8 September 1907, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States, NMNH. (6)
The main flight period appears to be April to October. (2)
Heppner (2003) reported January to July, September to December in Florida. (4)
The larvae are thought to feed on lichens. (7), (8)
Has been reared on Protococcus viridis (green algae). (8)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1914. A note on Phobolosia and Melanomma. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus. 2: 10.
Pougue, M.G., 2012. Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. ZooTaxa, 3153: 22; figs. 38-39. (9)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118) Part 1 & 2)
Poole, R. W. 1989. CRC Press .
7.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
8.Larva of Abablemma (Noctuidae) with Notes on Algivory and Lichenivory in Macrolepidoptera
David L. Wagner, Jadranka Rota, Tim L. McCabe. 2008. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 101(1):40-52.
9.Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, USA.
Michael G. Pogue. 2012. Zootaxa 3153: 1–31 .