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Species Diastema cnossia - Hodges#9068

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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 Condicinae
Tribe Leuconyctini
Genus Diastema
Species cnossia (Diastema cnossia - Hodges#9068)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diastema cnossia (Druce, 1889) (1)
Pseudina cnossia Druce, 1889
Eustrotia cnossia (Druce, 1889)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932029 (2)
There are two named species of the genus Diastema in America north of Mexico. (2), (1),
Forewing length 10-12 mm. (3)
Southern Texas to Mexico, south to El Salvador. (3)
Southern Arizona(?) (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Two flights in southern Texas. April to May and September through December. (3), (2)
Larvae have been reared on Lantana urticifolia Mill. (nettleleaf shrubverbena). (3)
See Also
Not likely to be confused with other species north of Mexico.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.F. McDunnough 1913. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 2: 117.
Druce, H. 1889. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera, 1: p. 311, pl. 28, fig. 28.
Hampson, G.F. 1910. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 10: 602.