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Species Pseudanthoecia tumida - Hodges#9617

Male Pseudanthoecia tumida - Pseudanthoecia tumida - male Noctuidae - Pseudanthoecia tumida female (Hodges 9617) - Pseudanthoecia tumida - female Noctuidae - Pseudanthoecia tumida Male on Gumweed - Pseudanthoecia tumida - male Noctuid moth - Pseudanthoecia tumida Moth on composite - Pseudanthoecia tumida
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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 Xylenini
No Taxon (Incertae sedis)
Genus Pseudanthoecia
Species tumida (Pseudanthoecia tumida - Hodges#9617)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudanthoecia tumida (Grote, 1880) (1)
Lygranthmcia tumida Grote, 1880
Phylogenetic sequence # 932748
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Pseudanthoecia tumida as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico.(1)
Hampson (1906) reported the wingspan as 24-28 mm.
The original description as Lygranthmcia tumida Grote) is available in the print references listed below.
Photo Identified by Chuck Harp.
Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. (2), (3)
The main flight period is July to September. (2)
The larval host plant is uncertain but larvae have been found on Helianthus annuus L. (common sunflower).
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1880. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 3(1): 30.
Hampson, G.F. 1906. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaeae in the British Museum, 6: 115.
Internet References