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Species Callistege intercalaris - Hodges#8740

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Euclidiini
Genus Callistege
Species intercalaris (Callistege intercalaris - Hodges#8740)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Callistege intercalaris (Grote, 1882)
Euclidia dyari
originally placed in genus Euclidia in 1882 by Grote, placed in Callistege in 1983 by Hodges, and returned to Euclidia in 2003 by Goater, Ronkay, and Fibiger, who designated Callistege a subgenus of Euclidia
Phylogenetic sequence # 930918
There are three named species of Callistege in America north of Mexico. (1)
wingspan about 30-33 mm, based on two Internet photos
Adult: forewing with distinctive pattern of light brown lines and dark brown to blackish patches; medial line broad, continuous, lower portion curving down toward anal angle; hindwing light brown with gray shading, pale PM and subterminal lines, and dark terminal line
Arizona to Texas
adults fly from July to September
See Also
Callistege diagonalis forewing medial line curved and disjointed, not continuous; E. triangula forewing medial line straight, not curved (compare images of all 3 species by Bruce Walsh)
Print References
Goater, B., L. Ronkay, and M. Fibiger. 2003. Catocalinae and Plusiinae. Noctuidae Europaeae. Volume 10. 452 pp. [links to book: 1, 2]
Lafontaine J.D., & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 36.(1)
Internet References
pinned adult image plus location and date (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Texas plus location and date; search on species "intercalaris" (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
taxonomic history plus distribution, links, references (Markku Savela, FUNET)
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 .