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Species Phytometra apicata - Hodges#8482

Moth - Phytometra apicata Phytometra apicata
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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 Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Phytometra
Species apicata (Phytometra apicata - Hodges#8482)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phytometra apicata Barnes & McDunnough, 1916
Phylogenetic sequence #930718.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet derived from Latin meaning "the apex", referring to the "oblique pink line from the apex" in the original description. (1), (2)
Wingspan about 17-23 mm. (2), (3)
Records from Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. (3)
Type locality: Redington, Santa Catalina Mountains, Pima County, Arizona.
See Also
Phytometra obliqualis
Print References
Barnes, Wm. & J.H. McDunnough, 1916. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America 3(1): 18, pl.3, f.23. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - pinned specimens of related species
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America (Vols. 1-4)
William Barnes and James Halliday McDunnough. 1911. Decatur ILL., The Review Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group