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Species Bleptina minimalis - Hodges#8374

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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 Herminiinae (Litter Moths)
Genus Bleptina
Species minimalis (Bleptina minimalis - Hodges#8374)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bleptina minimalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
* phylogenetic sequence #930525
Wingspan 14 mm (1)
Palpi recurved, third joint long, very pointed, with slight tuft of scales on posterior side in both sexes ● antennae finely ciliate ● FW ground pale ochreous to dark gray, considerably shaded with black scales ● slight dark streak very close to base ● AM single, dark, slightly waved ● orbicular yellow, longitudinally oval, outlined in brownish ● reniform yellow, constricted medially, lower portion broader than upper and containing a blackish dot, the whole partially outlined in dusky gray ● PM dark, crenulate, shaded outwardly with paler, excurved from just below costa around the reniform, with strong incurve in sub-median fold ● ST pale, shaded more or less strongly on both sides with dusky, slightly wavy, excurved in central portion ● TL series of dark dots ● HW smoky brown. (1)
Known from southern Arizona and west Texas; strays into Florida. (2)
Described from specimens collected in Pima County, Arizona; Baboquivari Mountains and Redington. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.New species and genera of North American Lepidoptera
Barnes, Wm. & McDunnough, J.H. 1912. The Canadian Entomologist 44(2).
2.North American Moth Photographers Group