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Species Matigramma obscurior - Hodges#8681

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Matigramma
Species obscurior (Matigramma obscurior - Hodges#8681)
Hodges Number
8681
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Matigramma obscurior Franclemont & Todd, 1983
M. lanea Hampson, 1913
Numbers
There are seven Matigramma species found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 17-18 mm.(2)
Identification
The darkest and most evenly colored of the Matigramma species.(2)
Range
Southern Arizona, southern Texas (Cameron and Hidalgo counties).(2)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Food
Larval host is unknown.
Print References
Franclemont, J.G. 1986. New species and new genera of Noctuids from Arizona, Texas, and Mexico: the genera Matigramma and Acritogramma (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae). Journal Kansas Entomological Society 59(1): 144. (2)
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.New species and new genera of noctuids from Arizona, Texas, and Mexico: the genera Matigramma and Acritogramma
John G. Franclemont. 1986. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 59(1): 143-172.