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Species Inopsis modulata - Hodges#8055

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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Lithosiina
Genus Inopsis
Species modulata (Inopsis modulata - Hodges#8055)
Hodges Number
8055
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Inopsis modulata (Hy. Edwards, 1884)
Ctenucha modulata Hy. Edwards, 1884 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930229 (3)
Numbers
Inopsis has two species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan about 38 mm.
Identification
Forewing is black with a brass sheen and with orange head, collar, and lower side of the abdomen.
The original description as Ctenucha modulata Edwards, is available online in the print references below.
Range
Arizona and Mexico.
Print References
Edwards, H. 1884. Notes on Mexican Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Papilio. 4: 14. (1)
Hampson, G.F. 1906. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 2: 560.
Works Cited
1.Papilio volumes 1-4 (1881-1884)
2.Revised checklist of the tiger moths of the Continental United States and Canada
B. Christian Schmidt & Paul A. Opler. 2008. Zootaxa 1677: 1–23.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .