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Species Protorthodes perforata - Hodges#10556

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 Eriopygini
Genus Protorthodes
Species perforata (Protorthodes perforata - Hodges#10556)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Protorthodes perforata (Grote, 1883)
Taeniocampa perforata Grote, 1883
Eriopyga constans Dyar, 1918
Phylogenetic sequence # 933108
There are fifteen named species of the genus Protorthodes in America north of Mexico.(1)
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (2)
West Texas to southern California, south into Mexico. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Adults fly early April to early July and mid-August to late October. (2)
Larval host is unknown.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1889. Contributions towards a monograph of the Noctuidae of temperate North America - A revision of some Taeniocampid genera. North American Noctuidae. Proceedings of the National Museum. Vo. 12. p. (481).
Lafontaine, J.D, J.B. Walsh & C.D. Ferris 2014. A revision of the genus Protorthodes McDunnough with descriptions of a new genus and four new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Eriopygini). ZooKeys 421: 139-179 (multiple formats). (2)