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Species Dahana atripennis - Black-winged Dahana - Hodges#8266

Attracted to UV light - Dahana atripennis - male Flat-top Goldenrod nectarer - Dahana atripennis - female Fuzzy - Dahana atripennis Fuzzy - Dahana atripennis id moth - Dahana atripennis wasp moth on partridge pea - Dahana atripennis MothBlackWingDahana_Dahana_atripennis - Dahana atripennis small moth - Dahana atripennis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Ctenuchina
Genus Dahana
Species atripennis (Black-winged Dahana - Hodges#8266)
Hodges Number
8266
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dahana atripennis Grote, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #930439
Numbers
The only member of Dahana in North America.
Size
Adult wingspan 33-40 mm(1)
Identification
Orange abdomen, blue at base. Brown-black forewings with yellow anal dash. Black hindwings with blue tint(1)
Range
Georgia - Florida - South Carolina.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Season
Year-round in Florida(1)
Food
Feeds on Spanish moss(1) (photos of the larvae on Spanish moss at the Georgia Lepidoptera link)
Print References
Covell, p. 75, plate 11 #13 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, live and pinned adults.
Georgia Lepidoptera - photos of adults and larvae.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - collection map and photos of pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.