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Species Bryolymnia anthracitaria - Hodges#9686.1

moth - Bryolymnia anthracitaria - male Bryolymnia anthracitaria Bryolymnia anthracitaria
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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 Elaphriini
Genus Bryolymnia
Species anthracitaria (Bryolymnia anthracitaria - Hodges#9686.1)
Hodges Number
9686.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryolymnia anthracitaria Ferris & McFarland, 2007 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932245 (2)
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet anthracitaria is derived from the Latin word anthracites (like coal) to describe the black maculation of the forewing and thorax. (1)
Size
Forewing length (1)
♂ 12.0–14.5 mm, average 13.5 mm.
♀ 14.0–16.0 mm, average 15.2 mm.
Identification
Bryolymnia anthracitaria is easily distinguished from the other members of the genus by the wide black basal patch, and the oblong black patch covering the middle of the outer half of the forewing.
Range
Southeastern Arizona. (3), (4)
Holotype ♂ Arizona, Cochise County, Huachuca Mountains, Ash Canyon. (4)
Habitat
Desert mountain canyons between the grassland and oak woodland. (1)
Season
Adults are most common from late June to late August. (4)
Food
Ferris & McFarland (2007) stated the biology of the species is unknown. (1)
Lafontaine, Walsh, & Holland (2010) did not report a host plant. (4)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D., Walsh, J.B., Holland, R.W., 2010. A revision of the genus Bryolymnia Hampson in North America with descriptions of three new species (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Elaphriini). ZooKeys 39. p. 201, figs. 17-19, 31, 39. (4)