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Species Aleptina arenaria - Hodges#9072.2

Aleptina? - Aleptina arenaria
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Condicinae
Genus Aleptina
Species arenaria (Aleptina arenaria - Hodges#9072.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aleptina arenaria Metzler & Forbes, 2011 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931636.1 (2)
Explanation of Names
Metzler & Forbes (2011) stated "Gypsum sand is the substrate of the white dune field at White Sands National Monument. Arena means sand in Latin. The Latin suffix -aria means connected with something. The specific epithet of this species, arenaria, a singular adjective, calls attention to the specialized sandy habitat where Aleptina arenaria was discovered." (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included five species of the genus Aleptina in America north of Mexico. (3)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2011) added Aleptina arenaria. (2)
Metzler & Forbes (2011) reported the forewing length.
♂ 10 mm. (1)
♀ 10 mm. (1)
New Mexico.
Holotype ♂, New Mexico, Otero County, White Sands National Monument, 17-V-2010, Eric H. Metzler, USNM (United States National Museum). (1)
Sand dunes. (1)
The adults are most commonly seen in the months of May to September. (4), (1)
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Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. & B.C. Schmidt, 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 149: pp. 148, 153; figs. Figs 1, 2, 11-14, 17, 18. (2)
Metzler, E.H. & G.S. Forbes, 2011. The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument, Otero County, New Mexico, USA 3. A new species of Aleptina Dyar, 1902 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae, Psaphidini). ZooKeys 149: pp. 125–133. (1)
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