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Species Euplexia triplaga - Hodges#9544

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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 Phlogophorini
Genus Euplexia
Species triplaga (Euplexia triplaga - Hodges#9544)
Hodges Number
9544
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euplexia triplaga (Walker, 1857)
Dianthaecia triplaga Walker, 1857
syn. Euplexia brillians Barnes & McDunnough, 1911 [Hodges #9544] (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932289
Numbers
Euplexia has two species in America north of Mexico. (3), (2)
Size
Wingspan 32-36 mm. (1)
Identification
Distinctive light colored subapical patch.
Range
Arizona, Mexico to Venezuela.
Season
Adults appear to be most common from June to August. (4), (1)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough 1911. New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 19: 158. (1)
Draudt, M. 1919. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde, 7: 218.
Hampson, G.F. 1908. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 7: 239.
Internet References
Moths of Southeastern Arizona(5) - (listed as Euplexia brillians)
Works Cited
1.New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera
William Barnes, James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 19: 151--162.
2.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 .
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.Moths of Southeast Arizona
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems