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Species Hemeroplanis incusalis - Hodges#8474

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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 Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Hemeroplanis
Species incusalis (Hemeroplanis incusalis - Hodges#8474)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hemeroplanis incusalis (Grote(1), 1881)
Bomolocha incusalis Grote, 1881
Pleonectyptera incusalis
Megachyta subflavidalis Grote, 1881
Phylogenetic sequence # 930707
Wingspan 23-26 mm.
Adult - highly variable, with pale and darker forms. Summer specimens rarely as pale as spring specimens (Franclemont, 1966).(2)
Arizona, southern California and southern Nevada (based on records here and at the MPG).
Low deserts and mountains up to at least 5600' (Franclemont, 1966).(2)
Caterpillars feed on mesquite and other legumes.
Print References
Franclemont, J.G. 1966. A new genus, Nychioptera, with descriptions of two new species and notes on the genus Hemeroplanis (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 68: 296. full text PDF
Grote, A.R., 1881. New Noctuidae, with a list of species of Perigrapha. The Canadian Entomologist 13(6): 133
Grote, A.R. 1881. New moths from Arizona with notes on Catocala and Heliothis. Papilio 1(9):166
Smith, 1907. Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc. 33: 372 (3)