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Species Norape tenera - Mesquite Stinger Moth - Hodges#4648

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Genus Norape
Species tenera (Mesquite Stinger Moth - Hodges#4648)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Norape tenera (Druce, 1897)
Archylus tener Druce, 1897
Ramaca archrigelos Dyar, 1910 (173)
* phylogenetic sequence #140650
Explanation of Names
Specific name tenera is Latin meaning "soft." (1)
Forewing length 11-15 mm. (2)
Larva - light green with black and white stripes. (2)
Southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and south into Mexico. (2)
Caterpillars are mainly found on mesquite, acacia, paloverde and other desert plants. (2)
Caterpillars have stinging hairs. (2)
Print References
Druce, H. 1897. Biologia Centrali-Americana 2: 411; vol.3: tab.79, f. 6
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.165, pl. 20.26m (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.