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For the United States & Canada

Species Melipotis famelica - Hodges#8604

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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 Melipotini
Genus Melipotis
Species famelica (Melipotis famelica - Hodges#8604)
Hodges Number
8604
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melipotis famelica (Guenée)
Bolina bivittata Walker, [1858](1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930875
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed thirteen species of the genus Melipotis in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Wingspan about 42 mm.
Range
Southern United States, Antilles, south to Venezuela, including Bermuda (Ferguson et al. 1991)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Year round in Florida
May to November in Texas
Food
Larval host is Lysiloma latisiliquum (Fabaceae) - USDA Plants Database
Print References
Poole, R.W. 1989. Noctuidae: Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118). p. 643.(1)