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Species Baniana minor - Hodges#8590.1

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Anobinae
Genus Baniana
Species minor (Baniana minor - Hodges#8590.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Baniana minor Lafontaine & Walsh, 2010 (1)
Explanation of Names
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) stated "The species name minor refers to the small size of this species of Baniana."
Baniana minor is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) reported the forewing length as 8-9 mm. (1)
Southern Arizona to Central America.
Holotype ♂, Arizona, Santa Cruz County, 4900’, Patagonia Mountains, Harshaw, UV/MV light, oak/mesquite grassland habitat, 29-VIII-2006, B. Walsh leg. (1)
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) described the habitat as woodland/grassland scrub. (1)
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) reported mid-July to late August in Arizona. (1)
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) did not mention a host plant. (1)
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: 30, 125, 177, 191, 217 (2)
Lafontaine, J.D. & B. Walsh, 2010. A review of the subfamily Anobinae with the description of a new species of Baniana Walker from North and Central America (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Anobinae). Zookeys 39: 7; figs. 4–6, 11, 13. (1)