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Species Cisthene dorsimacula - Hodges#8065

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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Cisthene
Species dorsimacula (Cisthene dorsimacula - Hodges#8065)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene dorsimacula (Dyar, 1904)
Illice dorsimacula Dyar, 1904
Phylogenetic sequence # 930182
The genus Cisthene includes 20 described species listed for America, north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 9 mm. (3)
Cisthene dorsimacula is dimorphic with the hindwing color of light pink or yellow. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported Cisthene dorsimacula is only found in southern California. (3)
Holotype ♂ collected in Los Angeles, California, United States
Powell & Opler (2009) reported May to August, and October. (3)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1904. Descriptions of new forms of the genus Illice Walker. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 6(4): 199.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, plate 46, fig. 17; p. 265. (3)
Works Cited
1.A Revision of the Species of Cisthene Known to Occur North of the Mexican Border (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae: Lithosiinae)
Carroll B. Knowlton. 1967. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 93(1): 41-100.
2.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 .
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems