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Species Sympistis sorapis - Hodges#10074.1

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Classification
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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species sorapis (Sympistis sorapis - Hodges#10074.1)
Hodges Number
10074.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis sorapis Troubridge, 2008 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931796 (2)
Identification
Similar to Sympistis perscripta but the claviform is larger and extends past the orbicular further. There is no black spots above the reniform.
Range
Arizona to western Texas. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records of adults are from March to May and September to October. (3)
See Also
Sympistis perscripta with the shorter claviform.
Print References
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: 59-64. (2)
Lafontaine, J.D. & BC. Schmidt 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 264: 230, 234. (4)
Troubridges, J.T. 2008. A generic realignment of the Oncocnemidini sensu Hodges (1983) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Oncocnemidinae), with description of a new genus and 50 new species. Zootaxa 1903: (1)