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Species Viridemas galena - Hodges#10023

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Feraliina (Mossy Sallows)
Genus Viridemas
Species galena (Viridemas galena - Hodges#10023)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Viridemas galena Smith, 1908
Phylogenetic sequence # 931571
Viridemas galena is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Smith (1908) listed the wingspan as 29-33 mm.
Wagner, et al (2008, p. 50, figs. 37 a-b) illustrates the genitalia for tribe placement. (2)
Southern Arizona and at least one record from Napa County, California; Mexico. (3), (3)
Mountains of southern Arizona, oak grasslands. (4)
July and August records. (5), (4)
Poole (2013) reports the host plant and immature stages are unknown. (4)
See Also
Some members of the genus Psaphida are similar. (4)
Print References
Smith, 1908, New species and genera of the lepidopterous family Noctuidae for 1907. Part II. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 18: 93.
Wagner, (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.Early stages of Miracavira brillians (Barnes) and reassignment of the genus to the Amphipyrinae: Psaphidini : ...
David L. Wagner, J. Donald Lafontaine, Noel McFarland. 2008. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 62(1): 40–51.
3.Moths of Southeast Arizona
4.Noctuidae of North America (
5.North American Moth Photographers Group