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Species Acronicta perblanda - Hodges#9238.1

Acronicta perblanda Acronicta perblanda
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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 Acronictinae
Genus Acronicta (Dagger Moths)
Species perblanda (Acronicta perblanda - Hodges#9238.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acronicta perblanda Ferguson, [1989] (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931456 (2)
Ferguson (1988) listed the forewing length of holotype ♀ 12 mm., and other females 13 mm. (1)
Allotype ♂ forewing length 11 mm. and other males 10.5-12 mm. (1)
Ferguson (1988) adult description, including genitalia, is available in PDF. (1)
South Carolina to Florida and Louisiana. (3), (1)
Brou (2005) stated "In Louisiana, perblanda has been taken in only two southeastern parishes (Fig.3)."
First Texas record (Ed Knudson, Texas Lepidoptera Survey). (4)
Most adults collected in areas of Taxodium distichum (bald cypress). (1)
Ferguson (1988) reported the adults were collected mainly in April with a few late March and late May records. (1)
Brou (2005) stated "In Louisiana, perblanda is single brooded, flight peaking the first week of April."
Life Cycle
Ferguson (1988) reported the immature stages unknown. (1)
Print References
Brou Jr., Vernon A. 2005. Acronicta perblanda Ferguson in Louisiana. Southern Lepidopterists' News 27: 109. PDF
Ferguson, D.C. 1988. New species and new nomenclature in the American Acronictinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 26: 206; figs. 7-10, 18, 19. (1)