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Species Bleptina sangamonia - Hodges#8372

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Bleptina
Species sangamonia (Bleptina sangamonia - Hodges#8372)
Hodges Number
8372
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bleptina sangamonia Barnes & McDunnough(1), 1912 (2)
* phylogenetic sequence #930523
Explanation of Names
Specific name sangamonia refers to the Sangamon River which runs through Decatur, Illinois, where the type specimen was collected.
Size
Wingspan about 24 mm. (2)
Identification
Adult - see Barnes & McDunnough's original description in Print References.
Range
Illinois east to Maryland, south to Florida, west to Texas and Oklahoma. Absent from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Holotype ♂ from Decatur, Macon County, Illinois (8-15 May). (2)
Season
The adults have been recorded from April to November, but are most common from April to July. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported January and April for Florida. (8)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the larval host as leaf litter(?). (8)
Print References
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. Fifty new species and varieties. Noctuidae. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(5): 27, pl.2, f.18f. (2)