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Species Fotella notalis - Hodges#9833

Unidentified Moth #6 - Fotella notalis Unidentified Moth #5 - Fotella notalis moth - Fotella notalis moth - Fotella notalis
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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 Condicinae
Tribe Leuconyctini
Genus Fotella
Species notalis (Fotella notalis - Hodges#9833)
Hodges Number
9833
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Fotella notalis Grote (1), 1882
Hadenella cervoides Barnes and McDunnough, 1912
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) added the following three species as synonyms. (2)
Fotella olivia Barnes & McDunnough (3), 1912 [9834]
F. olivioides Barnes & Benjamin, 1925 [9835]
Caradrina fragosa (Grote, 1883) [9836].
Phylogenetic sequence # 932034 (2)
Size
Grote (1882) did not mention a wing size.
Poole(4) reports the forewing length as 10-13 mm.
Identification
Determined by Jan Metlevski
Range
California to western Texas. (4), (5)
Habitat
Occurs in the dry desert areas. (4)
Season
Poole(4) states "Adults have been collected throughout the spring, summer, and fall months. However notalis seems to be most abundant in the spring (April and May) with a second peak in the fall (September and October)."
Food
Poole reports the host and immature stages unknown. (4)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. New noctuid species. The Canadian Entomologist 44: 216.
Barnes & Benjamin, 1925. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 20: 195.
Grote, A.R., 1882. New moths. The Canadian Entomologist 14(10): 181.
Grote, A.R., 1883. Notes on new species in Mr. Neumoegen's collection. Papilio 3: 76.