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Species Lithophane tepida - Luke-warm Pinion Moth - Hodges#9909

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Lithophane (Pinions)
Species tepida (Luke-warm Pinion Moth - Hodges#9909)
Hodges Number
9909
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithophane tepida Grote(1), 1874
Graptolitha tepida (Grote, 1874)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932553
Size
Hampson (1906) listed the wingspan as 40-44 mm.
Identification

genitalia:
Range
Across southern Canada and much of the eastern United States. (2), (3)
Season
Lithophane tepida, like other members of its genus, ecloses as an adult in the fall, generally in early- to mid-September. Adults overwinter and can be seen in early spring, sometimes as late as early May.
Print References
Brou Jr., V.A. & J.D. Lafontaine, 2009. A new species of Lithophane (Hbn) (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Xyleninae) from southeastern United States. Zookeys, 9. (4)
Grote, A.R., 1874. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Science, 2: 27.
Hampson, 1906. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, 268.