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Species Bryolymnia biformata - Hodges#9683.1

   - Bryolymnia biformata moth - Bryolymnia biformata Bryolymnia ensina - Bryolymnia biformata Moth - Bryolymnia biformata Moth - Bryolymnia biformata Bryolymnia ensina - Bryolymnia biformata Bryolymnia biformata 9683.1 - Bryolymnia biformata? - Bryolymnia biformata
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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 Bryolymnia
Species biformata (Bryolymnia biformata - Hodges#9683.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryolymnia biformata Lafontaine & Walsh, 2010 (1)
Formerly considered a lighter form of Bryolymnia ensina.
Phylogenetic sequence # 932244
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet refers to the two color forms of this species.(1)
Forewing length 11-12 mm.(1)
Adults fly from mid-June until late July. (1)
Larval host unknown.
See Also
Bryolymnia ensina
Moth Photographers Group has three photos of pinned adults. Only the photo by Tom Dimock appears to be Bryolymnia ensina. The other two photos are more likely Bryolymnia biformata which is a smaller species. [Heiman]
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Bryolymnia Hampson in North America with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae.....
Donald Lafontaine, J. Walsh, Richard Holland . 2010. ZooKeys 39: 187-204.