Raphia frater cinderella 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

publication ID

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

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Raphia frater cinderella Smith
status

stat. n.

Raphia frater cinderella Smith   stat. n. Figs 1n View Figure 1 , 3 View Figure 3

Raphia cinderella   Smith, 1903.

Type material.

A male lectotype was designated by Todd (1982) [AMNH]. Type locality: Los Angeles Co., Cal. [California, USA].

Diagnosis and description.

Raphia frater cinderella   is a Californian subspecies that is similar in size and colour to Raphia frater coloradensis   , but with a more diffuse, poorly contrasting forewing pattern that usually lacks the pronouncedly darker reniform and costal dark patches. The forewing ground colour is also pale powdery grey, not pale ochre as it often is in coloradensis. The two taxa appear to intergrade in the Siskiyous and northern Sierra Nevada.

Biology and distribution.

The range of this subspecies is restricted to central and southern California west of the Sierra Nevada. Fremont Cottonwood and willows are the most likely larval hosts, although records specific to this subspecies are lacking. Most collection dates are from June; Records from Stanislaus Co. for April - May and July may indicate a second generation.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Raphia

Loc

Raphia frater cinderella Smith

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

Raphia cinderella

Schmidt & Anweiler 2014
2014