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Species Scotogramma fervida - Hodges#10239

Scotogramma fervida - Hodges #10239 - Scotogramma fervida
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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 Hadenini
Genus Scotogramma
Species fervida (Scotogramma fervida - Hodges#10239)
Hodges Number
10239
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scotogramma fervida Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 15 species of the genus Scotogramma in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Barnes & McDunnough (1912) listed the wingspan 31 mm.
Identification
Barnes & McDunnough (1912) stated "Is closely related to trifolii and albifusa but can be most readily separated by the general rough and diffuse appearance, the broad bulbous lower half of the reniform which is often prominently filled with blue-black, and the even s. t. line with scarcely a trace of the W mark."
Range
Records from throughout western North America. (2)
Holotype collected Ft. Wingate, New Mexico.
Season
The flight period appears to be May to October with the peak in June and July. (2)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough. 1912. Fifty new species and varieties. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 1(5). p. 10; plate 1, figs. 9-10 .
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 55, fig. 24; p. 303. (3)