Raphia frater elbea Smith

Schmidt, B. Christian & Anweiler, Gary G., 2014, Taxonomy and biogeography of the Nearctic Raphia Huebner (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Raphiinae), ZooKeys 421, pp. 91-113: 105-106

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.421.7517

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scientific name

Raphia frater elbea Smith
status

stat. n.

Raphia frater elbea Smith   stat. n. Figs 1q-s View Figure 1 , 3 View Figure 3

Raphia elbea   Smith, 1908

Type material.

A male lectotype was designated by Todd (1982) [AMNH]. Type locality: Deming, [Luna Co.,], New Mexico [USA].

Diagnosis and description.

Raphia frater elbea   is most similar to the pale yellowish-ochre forms of Raphia frater coloradensis   , but differ from that subspecies in having both the costal and reniform dark patches more prominent; when present, the black medio-anal patch is also darker and more elongate; additionally, Raphia frater elbea   appears to exhibit a unique, divergent mtDNA haplotype group.

Biology and distribution.

This subspecies occurs from southeastern Utah and western New Mexico southward through Arizona into northern Mexico. In southeastern Arizona it occurs in riparian areas in association with the larval host, Populus fremonti   . Flight records are from February to October, with most being from March to May and August to September, indicating at least two generations annually.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Raphia

Loc

Raphia frater elbea Smith

Schmidt, B. Christian & Anweiler, Gary G. 2014
2014
Loc

Raphia elbea

Schmidt & Anweiler 2014
2014