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Species Tripudia balteata - Hodges#9005

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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 Cobubathinae
Genus Tripudia
Species balteata (Tripudia balteata - Hodges#9005)
Hodges Number
9005
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tripudia balteata Smith, 1900 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931264 (2)
Size
Wingspan 15 mm. (3)
Identification
Identified by the broad yellowish band on forewing. (4) But confusion can arise with duller examples of Tripudia flavofasciata (see below).
Season
Adults are most common from March to September. (5)
Remarks
Type Locality: Arizona, Santa Rita Mountains.
See Also

Note that Mark Dreiling's example (above) is exceptionally bright for flavofasciata; most are darker/duller. See more examples and further discussion on MPG regarding the latter species "complex".
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.50.15m, p.280 (6)
Smith, J.B. 1900. A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 22: 489. (1)
Works Cited
1.A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae
John B. Smith. 1900. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 22(1203): 413-495.
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.Moths of Southeast Arizona
4.The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin. Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers. (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, ...
Vitor O. Becker, Scott E. Miller. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(1): 9-44 .
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems