In 2006 the US National Park Service initiated a long-term study of the Lepidoptera at White Sands National Monument, Otero County, New Mexico. Aleptina arenaria sp. n., described here, was discovered in 2008, the second year of the study. The adult moths and male and female genitalia are illustrated. © Eric H. Metzler, Gregory S. Forbes.
Metzler, E. H., & Forbes, G. S. (2011). The Lepidoptera of White Sands National Monument, Otero County, New Mexico, USA 3. A new species of Aleptina Dyar, 1902 (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Amphipyrinae, Psaphidini). ZooKeys, 149, 125–133. https://doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.149.1517