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Species Elousa albicans - Hodges#8661.1

Elousa albicans - Hodges #8661.1 - Elousa albicans - male Moth - Elousa albicans Elousa albicans
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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 Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Elousa
Species albicans (Elousa albicans - Hodges#8661.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elousa albicans Walker, [1858]
Lafontaine & Fibiger (2006) placed in Erebidae, formerly of the Noctuidae family. (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930984
Elousa albicans is the only member of the genus listed for America, north of Mexico. (2)
Dickel (1991) reported a wingspan of 26 mm. (3)
Heppner (2003) listed the range to include Florida; West Indies. (4)
First recorded in Florida, Monroe County, No Name Key, 1-IV-1984, Det. M.S. Adams. (3)
Dickel (1991) and Heppner (2003) reported Elousa albicans as a stray in Florida with records in April. (4)
Heppner (2003) reported the host plant is unknown. (4)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group. (5)
Print References
Dickel, T.S., 1991. New records of Noctuidae moths from Florida. Tropical Lepidoptera 2(1): pp. 54, 55, 57; fig. 14. (3)
Walker, F. 1858. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum, 13: 1118.
Works Cited
1.Revised higher classification of the Noctuoidea (Lepidoptera)
J. Donald Lafontaine, Michael Fibigera. 2006. The Canadian Entomologist, 138(5): 610-635.
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.New records of Noctuidae moths from Florida
Terhune S. Dickel. 1991. Tropical Lepidoptera 2(1): 53-58.
4.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems