Ufeus felsensteini

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Ufeus felsensteini
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Noctuidae
Genus: Ufeus
U. felsensteini
Binomial name
Ufeus felsensteini
Lafontaine & Walsh, 2013

Ufeus felsensteini is a moth in the family Noctuidae. It is only known from the Santa Catalina Mountains in south-eastern Arizona.[1]

The length of the forewings is 19–21 mm. The dorsal forewing is reddish brown with obscure maculation, except for slightly paler antemedial and postmedial lines. The hindwings are translucent white with a slight pearly-pink sheen. Adults emerge in the spring and overwinter, mainly flying during the winter months.

The larvae have probably feed on cottonwood.


The species is named in honor of Professor Joseph Felsenstein, who pioneered modern statistical methods in the reconstruction of phylogenies.


  1. ^ Lafontaine, J.D. & J.B. Walsh, 2013: A revision of the genus Ufeus Grote with the description of a new species from Arizona (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Xylenini, Ufeina). Zookeys 264: 193-207. Abstract and full article: doi:10.3897/zookeys.264.3526 This article incorporates text available under the CC BY 4.0 license.