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Species Neleucania patricia - Hodges#10610

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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 Eriopygini
Genus Neleucania
Species patricia (Neleucania patricia - Hodges#10610)
Hodges Number
10610
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neleucania patricia (Grote(1), 1880) (2)
Meliana patricia (Grote, 1880)
Heliophila patricia Grote, 1880
Phylogenetic sequence # 933166
Numbers
Neleucania includes two species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Grote (1880) listed the wingspan as 29 mm.
Identification
The original description as Heliophila patricia Grote, and the Hampson (1905) description as Meliana patricia are both available online in the print references below.
Range
Arizona to Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. (4), (5), (6)
Montana? (7)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from June to August. (7)
Food
Larval host plant is uncertain, but other members of the genus feed on plants in Gramineae (grasses).
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1880. New species of moths. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 2: 46.
Hampson, G.F. 1905. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. Supplement 5: 585.
Smith, J.B. 1903. Contribution toward a monograph of the Lepidopterous family Noctuidae of boreal North America. A revision of the moths referred to the genus Leucania, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 25: 207. (2)