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Species Dinumma deponens - Hodges#8554.5

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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 Scoliopteryginae
Tribe Anomini
Genus Dinumma
Species deponens (Dinumma deponens - Hodges#8554.5)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dinumma deponens Walker, 1858
Phylogenetic sequence # 930611.1 (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2013) included Dinumma deponens as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Hampson (1894) listed the wingspan as 40 mm.
Dinumma deponens is becoming established in the southeastern states of Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee North Carolina, and South Carolina.
Introduced from Asia.
First U.S. record: ♀ collected near Morganton, Fannin County, Georgia, 15-VI-2012, Paul Dennehy & James Adams. (1)
The larval host plant is Albizia Durazz (Mimosa). (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1894. The Fauna of British India. Moths, 2: 355.
Lafontaine, J.D. & B C. Schmidt, 2013. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 264: pp. 229, 233. (1)
Walker, 1858. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. 15: 1805.