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Species Mesapamea arbora - Hodges#9407

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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 Apameini
Genus Mesapamea
Species arbora (Mesapamea arbora - Hodges#9407)
Hodges Number
9407
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mesapamea arbora (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)
Oligia arbora (Barnes & McDunnough, 1912)
Trachea (Hadena) arbora Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Phylogenetic sequence # 932371
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included two species of the genus Mesapamea in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Barnes & McDunnough (1912) listed the wingspan as 27 mm.
Identification
Barnes & McDunnough (1912) stated "The white dots on outer margin of reniform and the dark patch opposite the claviform are characteristic."
Determined by Noel McFarland.
Range
Western Texas to Arizona. (2)
Primary syntype ♂ Palmerlee, Cochise County, Arizona, United States.
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1912. Fifty new species and varieties. Noctuidae. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(5): 15, pl. 2, f. 12.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group (the only pinned adult on MPG) (2)