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Species Plagiomimicus manti - Hodges#9744

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Plagiomimicus
Species manti (Plagiomimicus manti - Hodges#9744)
Hodges Number
9744
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagiomimicus manti (Barnes, 1904) (1), (2)
Stibadium manti Barnes, 1904
Phylogenetic sequence # 931653.
Numbers
There are 19 named species of Plagiomimicus in America north of Mexico. (2),(1)
Size
Wingspan about 31 mm.(3)
Identification
Forewing is dark brown with fine flecks of white.
Weak transverse lines with the postmedian line most prominent.
AM line is inwardly oblique and slighly wavy.
PM line takes a sharp turn basally before reaching the costa.
PM line has lighter shading outwardly which helps define it.
Reniform spot absent and claviforn spot weak or absent.
Fringe is brown with lighter spots at the veins.
Hindwing is paler gray.
Range
Arizona to Texas and Mexico. (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from August to October. (4)
Food
Larval host is unknown.
See Also
Plagiomimicus astigmatosum which is found in Arizona and Mexico.
Print References
Barnes, W. 1904. New species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 36: 243.
Lafontaine J.D., & B.C. Schmidt 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. pp. 148; 153. (1)
Poole, R.W. 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1: p. 95; pl. 3.33.(3)