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Species Elaphria cornutinus - Hodges#9681.2

Moth for ID  - Elaphria cornutinus 9681.2  - Elaphria cornutinus
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Elaphriini
Genus Elaphria (Midgets)
Species cornutinus (Elaphria cornutinus - Hodges#9681.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elaphria cornutinus Saluke & Pogue , 2000 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet refers the arrangement of the cornuiti of the vesica. (1)
There are 15 named species of Elaphria in America north of Mexico.(2)
Forewing length is 9-12 mm. (1)
Saluke & Pogue (2000), original description is online. (1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD).(3)
Southeastern United States. (4), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Most records are from March through September. (4), (1)
See Also
Elaphria festivoides, a Southeastern species
Elaphria alapallida, a more northern species
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Saluke & Pogue , 2000. Resolution of the Elaphria festivoides (Guenée) species complex (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington., 102: 233–270. (1), (233)
Works Cited
1.Resolution of the Elaphria festivoides (Guenée) species complex (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae)
Sandra V. Saluke , Michael G. Pogue . 2000. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 102(2): 233-270.
2.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 .
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.North American Moth Photographers Group