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Species Plagiomimicus kathyae - Hodges#9750.1

Plagiomimicus kathyae - female Plagiomimicus spumosum ? - Plagiomimicus kathyae Plagiomimicus kathyae
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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 Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Plagiomimicus
Species kathyae (Plagiomimicus kathyae - Hodges#9750.1)
Hodges Number
9750.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plagiomimicus kathyae Adams, 2009 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931657
Explanation of Names
Adams & Lafontaine (2009) stated "The species is named in honor of the wife of JKA, Katherine Parker-Adams. This name is particularly appropriate as James and Kathy were on their honeymoon at the time of discovery of the first specimens in 1995." (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 18 species of the genus Plagiomimicus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) added one new species. (3)
Size
Adams & Lafontaine (2009) reported the forewing length as 11.3- 12.4 mm. (males smaller than females). (1)
Range
Arizona and Utah. (1)
Habitat
Plagiomimicus kathyae occurs in dry scrub habitat. (1)
Season
Adams & Lafontaine (2009) reported August to September. (1)
Food
The larval host plant and immatures stages are unknown.
The larvae probably feed on plant species in the Asteraceae, as do other members of the genus. (1)
See Also
Plagiomimicus hilli , which has a forewing length of 12.6 to 13.2 mm. (1)
Print References
Adams, J.K. & J.D. Lafontaine, 2009. A new species of Plagiomimicus Grote (Noctuidae: Stiriinae) from northern Arizona and southeastern Utah. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 63(3): 173; figs. 1-10. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A new species of Plagiomimicus (Grote) (Noctuidae: Stiriinae) from northern Arizona and southeastern Utah.
James K. Adams, J. Donald Lafontaine. 2009. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 63(3): 173-176.
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.Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico
J. Donald Lafontaine & B. Christian Schmidt. 2011. Zookeys, 149.1805.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group