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Species Neotuerta hemicycla - Hodges#9305

Neotuerta hemicycla - female Neotuerta hemicycla - female Neotuerta hemicycla - female
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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 Agaristinae
Genus Neotuerta
Species hemicycla (Neotuerta hemicycla - Hodges#9305)
Hodges Number
9305
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neotuerta hemicycla (Hampson, 1904)
Tuerta hemicycla Hampson, 1904
Phylogenetic sequence # 931970 (1)
Numbers
Neotuerta hemicycla is the only member of the genus listed for America, north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Hampson (1904) listed the wingspan as 30 mm.
Identification
Sexually dimorphic.
♀ hindwing is yellow with a black band along the outer margin.
♂ hindwing is reddish-brown.
Range
Southern Floida, Cuba, the Bahamas. (2), (3)
Season
Adults are most common from May to July. (4)
Food
Heppner (2003) listed the host plant as unknown. (3)
Remarks
The earliest collection record appears to be by H.V. Weems, Jr., in Monroe County, Florida in 1966. Todd (1966) (5)
Print References
Dickel, T.S., 1991. New records of Noctuidae moths from Florida. Tropical Lepidoptera, 2(1): 55; fig. 19. (5)
Hampson, G.F., 1904. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 7(14): 166.
Todd, E.L., 1966. Notes and descriptions of some Neo-tropical agaristine moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 120: 10.