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Species Lithacodia phya - Hodges#9055

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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 Eustrotiinae
Genus Lithacodia
Species phya (Lithacodia phya - Hodges#9055)
Hodges Number
9055
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithacodia phya (Druce, 1889)
Replaces Lithacodia penthis of authors, not (Schaus, 1904) (1)
Acontia phya Druce 1889
Phylogenetic sequence # 931294
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included three species of the genus Lithacodia in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Hampson (1910) reported a wingspan of 18 mm.
Identification
The off-white thorax and basal patch on the forewing are distinctive.
Range
Arizona and New Mexico. (2)
Seitz (1909) reported specimens collected in Mexico.
Holotype collected in Morelos, Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Season
The adults appear to be most common during the months of July to September. (2)
Santa Cruz County, Arizona, collected by Bordelon & Knudson, 8-VIII-2005.
Food
The larval host plant is unknown.
Print References
Hampson, G.F., 1910. Noctuidae. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 10: 509.
Lafontaine J.D., & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: 46, 133.220. (1)
Seitz, A., 1909. Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde, Bd. 1, 376.