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Species Aleptina semiatra - Hodges#9165

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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 Condicinae
Genus Aleptina
Species semiatra (Aleptina semiatra - Hodges#9165)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aleptina semiatra (Smith, 1902)
Acontia semiatra Smith, 1902 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931637 (2)
Smith (1902) listed the wingspan 20-21 mm. (1)
Smith (1902) original description as Acontia semiatra is online in PDF. (1)
Todd et al (1984) stated "This species is unmistakable and superficially is totally unlike the rest of the genus. The forewing is dirty white with a dull grey median area. The subterminal area is also generally suffused with dull grey." (3)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Southern California(5) and Arizona(6).
Holotype ♂ & ♀ from Quartzite, Yuma County, Arizona.
The main flight period appears to be April to September. (7)
Todd et al (1984) reported the host as unknown. (3)
Print References
Smith, J.B., 1902. New species of Noctuidae for 1902. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 10: 52.(1)
Todd, E.L., A. Blanchard(8), & R.W. Poole, 1984. A revision of the genus Aleptina (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 86: 959; figs. 17-20. (3)
Works Cited
1.New species of Noctuidae for 1902
John B Smith. 1902. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 10: 33-53.
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.A revision of the genus Aleptina (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae)
E. L. Todd, A. Blanchard, R. W. Poole. 1984. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 86: 951-960.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
6.Moths of Southeast Arizona
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.André Blanchard (1896- 1986)
Roy O. Kendall. 1987. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 41(4): 219-237.