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Species Aseptis susquesa - Hodges#9539

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Aseptis
Species susquesa (Aseptis susquesa - Hodges#9539)
Hodges Number
9539
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aseptis susquesa (Smith, 1908)
Hadena susquesa Smith, 1908
Trachea monica Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932643 (2)
Size
Wingspan about 30-35 mm.
Identification
See Mustelin & Crabo (2015) (1) for both adult and larva.
Smith (1908) original description as Hadena susquesa is available online in the print references.
Range
Southern California , Nevada, and Arizona to Mexico. (3), (4)
Season
The main flight period appears to be March to June. (4)
Food
Larval host plant: Artemisia californica, Ericameria laricifolia. (1)
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1910. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 9: 501.
Mustelin & Crabo, 2015:85, figs. 40–42 (pinned adults), 70, 86. (1)
Smith, J.B. 1908. New species and genera of the lepidopterous family Noctuidae for 1907 Part 2. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 18: 116.