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Species Baniana minor - Hodges#8590.1

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Anobinae
Genus Baniana
Species minor (Baniana minor - Hodges#8590.1)
Hodges Number
8590.1
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."
Numbers
Baniana minor is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) reported the forewing length as 8-9 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
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)
Habitat
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) described the habitat as woodland/grassland scrub. (1)
Season
Lafontaine & Walsh (2010) reported mid-July to late August in Arizona. (1)
Food
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)