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Species Macristis geminipunctalis - Hodges#8402.1

Hodges#8402.1 – Macristis geminipunctalis  - Macristis geminipunctalis
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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Macristis
Species geminipunctalis (Macristis geminipunctalis - Hodges#8402.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macristis geminipunctalis Schaus, 1916 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930557 (2)
Wingspan about 15 mm.
Original description is online in the print references. (1)
Some specimens have a pale forewing.
Florida(3) and Alabama records. (4), (5)
Cuba. (5)
Type specimens from Cuba: Santiago.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with distribution data.
Most records are from December to January. (4), (5)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Schaus, W., 1916. A generic revision of the American moths of the sub-family Hypeninae, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the National Museum 50, p. 277. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A generic revision of the American moths of the subfamily Hypeninae, with descriptions of new genera and species
William Schaus. 1916. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 50: 259-399.
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.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.