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

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
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
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dahana atripennis Grote, 1875
* phylogenetic sequence #930439
The only member of Dahana in North America.
Adult wingspan 33-40 mm(1)
Orange abdomen, blue at base. Brown-black forewings with yellow anal dash. Black hindwings with blue tint(1)
Georgia - Florida - South Carolina.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Year-round in Florida(1)
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.