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Genus Mammifrontia

9447  - Mammifrontia rileyi 9447.1  - Mammifrontia sarae
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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 Apameini
Genus Mammifrontia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mammifrontia Barnes & Lindsey, 1922
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 3 species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Barnes & Lindsey, 1922) original description of Mammifrontia. 75.
"Antennae simple in ♀ (♂ unknown). Palpi oblique, moderate, second joint reaching tip of frontal process, third short. Eyes large, rounded. Front with a mammiform prominence. Vestiture of thorax conspicuously hairy, with a few scales. Prothorax with a slight crest. Abdomen without crests. Front tibiae without spines, tarsi with only the usual ventral spines. Primaries similar to Archanara but a little more triangular than is usual in that genus. R1 free, R2 from areole, R3 and R4 stalked, connate with R5 from apex of areole. Remaining veins free. Secondaries with R and M1, M3 and Cu1 connate from angles of cell."
Print References
Barnes, W. & A.W. Lindsey, 1922. New Noctuidae (Lep.). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 17(3): 75.
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 .