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Species Stiria sulphurea - Hodges#9787

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Stiriina
Genus Stiria
Species sulphurea (Stiria sulphurea - Hodges#9787)
Hodges Number
9787
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stiria sulphurea Neumoegen, 1882 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931692
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included seven species of the genus Stiria in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Poole reports the forewing length as 14-17 mm. (3)
Identification
The hindwing is brownish in both the male and female.
Range
Western Texas to Arizona. (3)
Holotype ♂, ♀ collected by B. Neumoegen, Prescott, Arizona. (4)
Season
The adults are most common from August to October. (5), (3)
Food
Poole reports the larval host plant and immature stages are unknown. (4)
See Also
Stiria intermixta has a white hindwing, usually a defined postmedian line and a forewing length of more than 17 mm.
Print References
Neumoegen, B., 1882. Some new beauties from various parts of Arizona. Papilio, 135. (1)
Poole, R.W., 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1: p. 142; pl. 4.37. (4)