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Species Euamiana contrasta - Hodges#9807

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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 Nocloina
Genus Euamiana
Species contrasta (Euamiana contrasta - Hodges#9807)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euamiana contrasta (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910)
Perigea contrasta Barnes and McDunnough, 1910
Poole (1989) included Euamiana in the subfamily Amphipyrinae. (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931592
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included five species of the genus Euamiana in America north of Mexico. (2)
Barnes & McDunnough (1910) listed the wingspan as 34 mm.
Barnes & McDunnough (1910) stated "This species, easily recognizable by the broad white central area..."
Arizona. (3), (4)
Poole reports Paramiana contrasta is known only from Santa Cruz, Cochise, and Pima counties in southern Arizona.
Holotype ♀ collected by W. Barnes in Redington, Arizona.
Poole reports August and September. (3)
Moth Photographers Group includes July. (5)
Poole reports the host plant is unknown. (3)
See Also
Double-check the dark-colored median area to eliminate Euamiana endopolia which has reduced white scaling in the median area. (6)

Double-check the light-colored median area between the spots, to eliminate Hemibryomima chryselectra.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough (7), 1910. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 18: 154.
Works Cited
1.Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118) Part 1 & 2)
Poole, R. W. 1989. CRC Press .
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.Noctuidae of North America (
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Four new moths from Texas (Lepidoptera, Geometridae, Noctuidae)
André Blanchard, Edward C. Knudson. 1986. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 88: 134-141 .
7.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems