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Species Lithophane joannis - Hodges#9893.2

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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 joannis (Lithophane joannis - Hodges#9893.2)
Hodges Number
9893.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithophane joannis Metzler & Covell, 1992 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932540
Explanation of Names
Metzler & Covell (1992) stated "The specific epithet joannis is the genitive case of the Latin word for John. John H. Newman who introduced the second author to the study of Noctuidae, declined to be recognized with a patronym. Therefore this species is named for the first word of the type locality - John Bryan State Park- which is also by intentional coincidence the first name of Mr. Newman." (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 52 species of the genus Lithophane in America north of Mexico.(2)
Identification
Range
Metzler & Covell (1992) reported specimens from southeastern Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky. (1)
Season
Metzler & Covell (1992) reported October to April as the flight period. (1)
Food
Wagner (2006) reported Aesculus flava Aiton (yellow buckeye) as the host plant.
Life Cycle
Wagner (2006) includes life cycle notes and description of larvae.
Print References
Metzler & Covell, 1992. Two new species of of moths (Noctuidae, Acronictinae, Cuculliinae) from midland United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 46: 220; figs. 5, 10-12. (1)
Wagner, D.L., 2006. A precautionary tale about rarity: On the larva and life history of Lithophane joannis (Lepidoptera : Noctuidae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 60(3): 176.
Works Cited
1.Two new species of moths (Noctuidae: Acronictinae, Cuculliinae) from Midland United States
Charles V. Covell, Jr., Eric H. Metzler. 1992. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 46(3): 220-232 .
2.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 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems