Supriya Ghosh

Aseptis murina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Noctuidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Aseptis
Aseptis murina

Aseptis murina is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in southern California, where it occurs in coastal chaparral, foothills, mountain brush land and oak forest, and in the mountain-desert transition zone from sea level to 2000 meters.

The wingspan is 39–42 mm. The forewings are smooth grey with a slightly bluish sheen, a diffuse and faint dark reniform spot, as well as a postmedial line of black dots, and a pale-cream costa. The hindwings are a shade paler than the forewings. Adults are on wing from early May to July.

Etymology

The species name refers to the smooth murine appearance of the moth and is derived from Latin murina (meaning mouse-like).

References

Aseptis murina Wikipedia


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