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Species Mniotype pallescens - Hodges#9983

Mniotype pallescens - Hodges #9983 - Mniotype pallescens - male
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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Antitypina
Genus Mniotype
Species pallescens (Mniotype pallescens - Hodges#9983)
Hodges Number
9983
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mniotype pallescens McDunnough, 1946
Phylogenetic sequence # 932704
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet is Latin meaning "faded."
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed four species of the genus Mniotype in America, north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 16–18 mm. (2)
Identification
Excellent description on the Pacific Northwest Moths website.
Range
Texas to Arizona, Oregon, and British Columbia. (3)
Habitat
Mountainous.
Food
The host plant is unknown, but other species in the group are known to feed on hardwood. (2)