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Species Meganola varia - Hodges#8987

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Meganola
Species varia (Meganola varia - Hodges#8987)
Hodges Number
8987
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Meganola varia (Barnes & Lindsey, 1921) (1)
Roeselia varia Barnes & Lindsey, 1921
R. extusata Dyar, 1923
Phylogenetic sequence # 931127.
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included eight species of the genus Meganola in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Barnes & Lindsey (1921) listed the wingspan as 26-32 mm. (2)
Identification
The original description is available in PDF or view online in the print references listed below. (2)
Range
Arizona to western Texas. (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group shows a California record but the species is not on the California checklist. (5)
Holotype ♂, Palmerlee, Cochise County, Arizona, United States.
Season
The flight period is June to October. (4)
Food
The larval host is unknown.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)
Print References
Barnes, W.M. & A.W. Lindsey, 1921. Notes on new species Lep. Arctiidae. Entomological News, 32: 295. (2)