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Species Melanapamea mixta - Hodges#9361

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 Apameini
Genus Melanapamea
Species mixta (Melanapamea mixta - Hodges#9361)
Hodges Number
9361
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melanapamea mixta (Grote, 1881)
Apamea mixta Grote, 1881
Phylogenetic sequence # 932362
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Melanapamea mixta as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
The forewing length is 15–18 mm. (2)
Identification
Specimen identified by Lars Crabo.
photo soon!
Season
The adults are most common from May to September. (3)
Food
The larval host plant is unknown but grasses (Poaceae) are likley based on the related species.
Remarks
more information soon!
Print References
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: pp. 76, 148. (1)
Mikkola, K., J.D. Lafontaine & J.D. Gill, 2009. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.9: p. 117; pl. 8.39-40. (4)