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Species Miodera stigmata - Hodges#10623

10623  - Miodera stigmata
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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 Eriopygini
Genus Miodera
Species stigmata (Miodera stigmata - Hodges#10623)
Hodges Number
10623
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Miodera stigmata Smith, 1908
Phylogenetic sequence # 933188 (1)
Numbers
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 12-15 mm. (2)
Smith (1908) listed the wingspan 26-28 mm.
Identification
Smith (1908) original description of the adult is online in the print references.
Comstock & Dammers (1936) description of the larvae is online in the print references.
Crumb (1956) also described the larvae. (3)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
California and Baja California. (5), (2)
Todd (1982) designated the ♂ lectotype from Witch Creek, California. (6)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a single flight from November to January. (2)
Record on Bug Guide for March. (7)
Moth Photographers Group has records from January to April and September to December.(5)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) listed Artemisia californica Less. (Coastal sagebrush). (2)
Print References
Comstock, J.A. & C.M. Dammers, 1936. Notes on the early stages of five moths from southern California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 34, p. 101.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 56, fig. 27; p. 307. (2)
Smith, J.B., 1908. New species and genera of the lepidopterous family Noctuidae for 1907. Part II. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 18, p. 102.
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.The noctuid type material of John B. Smith (Lepidoptera)
E. L. Todd. 1982. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1645: 1-228.
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