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Species Pachypolia atricornis - Hodges#9992

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Antitypina
Genus Pachypolia
Species atricornis (Pachypolia atricornis - Hodges#9992)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pachypolia atricornis Grote, 1874
Phylogenetic sequence # 932708
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Pachypolia atricornis as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Grote (1874) reported a wingspan of 45 mm.
Hampson (1906) reported 46-50 mm.
Grote (1874) and Hampson (1906) descriptions in the print references listed below.
North Carolina and Tennessee to Vermont(2) and Minnesota. (3), (4)
Holotype ♂ collected in Chicago, Illinois, in (BMNH, London).
Moth Photographers Group shows a California record. ? (3)
The main flight period appears to be June to November. (3)
Uncommon to rare throughout the range.
Greham & Parker (1995) collected adult females at bait. (2)
Westcott (1876) reported Pachypolia atricornis collected by "sugaring".
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1874. On the Noctuidae of North America. Sixth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Peabody Academy of Science, 27.
Hampson, G.F., 1906. Noctuidae. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalænæ in the British Museum, 6: 311.
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Insect diversity on Mount Mansfield
J. R. Greham, B. L. Parker . 1995. University of Vermont, 106-120.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Butterflies of North America