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Species Collomena inflexa - Hodges#8982

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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Collomeninae
Genus Collomena
Species inflexa (Collomena inflexa - Hodges#8982)
Hodges Number
8982
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Collomena inflexa (Morrison, 1875) (1)
Laphygma inflexa Morrison, 1875
Laphygma filifera of authors not Walker, 1857 (1)
Numbers
The only named species of Collomena in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Walker (1857) reported the wingspan 28 mm.
Identification
Range
Georgia to Florida; West Indies. (3), (4)
Central America. (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Heppner (2003) reported the adults fly year round in Florida. (4)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host was unknown. (4)
Remarks
"931156 Collomena inflexa – The species that occurs in Florida is Collomena inflexa (Morrison, 1875), stat. rev. (Type-locality: Jacksonville, Florida). It was treated as a synomym of Collomena filifera (Walker, 1857) (Type-locality: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic). The two species differ in the configuration of the eversible antler-like coremata on the valves, and by 2.5% in their barcode sequences." (1)
Print References
Morrison, H.K. 1875. Notes on the Noctuidae, with descriptions of certain new species. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 27: 65
Walker, 1857. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. p. 170.
Internet References
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) (6) (As of 2016, this is the page for Collomena filifera which also contains images of
C. inflexa. The BIN for C. inflexa is BOLD:ABA1156.)