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Species Lacinipolia mimula - Hodges#10351

   - Lacinipolia mimula Unid. Moth - Lacinipolia mimula Unid. Moth - Lacinipolia mimula
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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 Eriopygini
Genus Lacinipolia
Species mimula (Lacinipolia mimula - Hodges#10351)
Hodges Number
10351
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lacinipolia mimula (Grote(1), 1883) (2)
Hadena mimula (Grote, 1883) (2)
Lasiestra mimula (Grote, 1883)
Mamestra mimula Grote, 1883
Phylogenetic sequence # 933079 (3)
Explanation of Names
Franclemont apparently believed this species required a new genus, as he had a manuscript genus name on it (Apohadena), but never published it.
Size
Grote (1883) listed a wingspan of 25 mm.
Identification
Grote (1883) original description as Mamestra mimula is online in the print references.
"Male. Small-sized, a miniature of Adjuncta. Blackish, with an olive tinge to the ground color, recalling Glaciata. Reniform oval, yellowish white, prominent, with a central black mark. Orbicular a minute annulus, concolorous. Lines black, broken; a white mark submedially before t. p. line. S. t. line accompanied by broken white marks. Costal white dots evident. Fringes cut with white. Hind wings blackish with white fringes, reflecting the band and dot of under surface. Beneath, a terminal series of black dots, very obvious and plain on primaries above. Body blackish fuscous."
Range
Arizona(4) and New Mexico.
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1883. On the moths collected by Prof. Snow in New Mexico. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 48.
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: 95, 157, 217. (3)