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Species Letis xylia - Hodges#8646.1

Letis xylia - Hodges #8646.1 - Letis xylia - 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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Thermesiini
Genus Letis
Species xylia (Letis xylia - Hodges#8646.1)
Hodges Number
8646.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Letis xylia Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 930757 (1)
Numbers
Letis xylia is the only member of the genus listed for America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Blanchard & Knudson (1985) reported ♀ wingspan of 82 mm. (2)
Identification
The forewings are variable from dark to pale, with both sexes similar. (2)
Range
Coastal Texas to Central America.
Season
Adults recorded the months of July and October in Texas. (2)
Remarks
The first U.S. record was collected in Port Alto, Calhoun County, Texas, 16-X-1960, A. & M.E. Blanchard, determined by E. Todd. (2)
Print References
Blanchard, A. & E.C. Knudson, 1985. New U.S. records and other interesting moths from Texas. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(1): 2, fig.8. (2)
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.New U.S. records and other interesting moths from Texas
André Blanchard, Edward C. Knudson. 1985. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(1): 1-8.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group