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Species Lithophane contenta - Hodges#9901

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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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Lithophane (Pinions)
Species contenta (Lithophane contenta - Hodges#9901)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lithophane contenta Grote (1), 1880 (2)
Synonym: Xylina pomona Smith, 1899 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #932572 (4)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 52 Lithophane species in America north of Mexico.(4)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 17-18 mm. (5)
Grote (1880) reported one wingspan of 38 mm. (2)
Grote (1880) original description available online in the print references. (2)
Pacific Northwest Moths has a detailed description.
Crumb (1956) described the larvae. (6)
Determined by Lars Crabo.

Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include the Pacific Coast from British Columbia to California. (5)
Crumb (1956) listed oak. (6)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1880. New species of N. Am. moths. The Canadian Entomologist 12, p. 216. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 54, fig. 6; p. 298. (5)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.New species of N. Am. moths
Augustus Radcliffe Grote . 1880. The Canadian Entomologist, 12(10): 213-220.
3.Noctuidae; Lepidopterorum Catalogus (Lepidopterorum Catalogues New Series Fasc 118) Part 1 & 2)
Poole, R. W. 1989. CRC Press .
4.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 .
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
7.Pacific Northwest Moths
8.North American Moth Photographers Group
9.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems