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Species Aseptis pseudolichena - Hodges#9529.1

9529.1  - Aseptis pseudolichena
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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 Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Aseptis
Species pseudolichena (Aseptis pseudolichena - Hodges#9529.1)
Hodges Number
9529.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aseptis pseudolichena Mustelin & Leuschner, 2000 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932638 (2)
Explanation of Names
Mustelin & Leuschner (2000) stated "The specific name refers to the confusion with Andropolia lichena." (1) [Aseptis lichena ]
Size
Forewing length 15-17 mm. (1)
Identification
Mustelin & Leuschner (2000) original description in PDF. (1)
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Southern and central California. (1)
Season
The main flight period is early May to August.
Food
Mustelin & Leuschner (2000) reported Aseptis pseudolichena reared on Ribes (gooseberry). (1)
Print References
Mustelin, T., Leuschner, R., Mikkola, K. & D.J. Lafontaine, 2000. Two new genera and thirteen new species of owlet moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), mainly from southern California. Proceedings of the San Diego Society for Natural History, 36: 10; figs 6a-d. (1)
Works Cited
1.Two new genera and thirteen new species of owlet moths (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae), mainly from southern California
Thomas Mustelin, Ronald Leuschner, Kauri Mikkola, Donald J. Lafontaine . 2000. Proceedings of the San Diego Society for Natural History, 36: 1–18.
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.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.North American Moth Photographers Group