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Species Sympistis benjamini - Hodges#10087

Moth - Sympistis benjamini Cream Moth with dark forewing band - Sympistis benjamini
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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 Oncocnemidinae
Genus Sympistis
Species benjamini (Sympistis benjamini - Hodges#10087)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sympistis benjamini (Lindsey, 1923)
Oncocnemis benjamini Lindsey, 1923
O. lindseyi Draught, 1924
Oncociicmis punctilinca Barnes & Lindsey 1922 (preoccupied)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931936 (1)
Explanation of Names
Lindsey (1923) stated "My attention has recently been called to two homonyms which I published while with Dr. Barnes. Mr. F.H. Benjamin points out that Oncociicmis punctilinca B.& L. (Bull. Brook. Ent. Soc. xvii, 71, 1922) is preoccupied by O. punctilinca Hampson. I propose the new name ONCOCNEMIS BENJAMINI for this species, in recognition of Mr. Benjamin's excellent work on the Noctuidae."
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 176 species of the genus Sympistis in America north of Mexico. (1)
Southern California(2), Nevada and Arizona.(3)
Holotype ♂ from Mohave County, Arizona in USNM (United States National Museum, Washington). (4)
The main flight period appears to be September to November. (3)
See Also
Sympistis linda (Barnes & McDunnough, 1913)
Print References
Lindsey, A.W. 1923. New names in the order of Lepidoptera. Entomological News Philadelphia 34: 123.