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Species Sphingicampa hubbardi - Hubbard's Small Silkmoth - Hodges#7711

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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 Bombycoidea
Family Saturniidae (Giant Silkworm and Royal Moths)
Subfamily Ceratocampinae (Royal Moths)
Genus Sphingicampa
Species hubbardi (Hubbard's Small Silkmoth - Hodges#7711)
Hodges Number
7711
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sphingicampa hubbardi (Dyar, 1903)
Syssphinx hubbardi
* formerly a subspecies of S. heiligbroti, Ferguson gave it the status of a full species in MONA fascicle 20.2A in 1971
* phylogenetic sequence #224325
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet hubbardi in honor of Henry Guernsey Hubbard.
Size
Wingspan 66-77 mm, males smaller than females.
Identification
Typical adults are darker than S. heiligbrodti. Most easily identified by range, with S. heiligbrodti restricted to central and south Texas, and S. hubbardi ranging from west Texas to Arizona. There is an overlap zone around Del Rio, TX.
Range
Extreme eastern California, southern Nevada and southern Arizona to western Texas.
Food
Larvae feed on Wright's acacia, honey mesquite and catclaw acacia.
Life Cycle


Remarks
Larvae flouresce under UV light making them easy to collect (1)
Print References
Ferguson, D. C. 1971. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.2a: p. 44; pl.4.3-5
Knudson & Bordelon (2)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.36.11m, p.237 (3)
Tuskes, pp. 87-88, plate 11--adult, plate 2--larva, map 8 (1)
Internet References
Moths of Maryland - specimen from Arizona
Works Cited
1.The Wild Silk Moths of North America: A Natural History of the Saturniidae of the United States and Canada
Paul M. Tuskes, James P. Tuttle, Michael M. Collins. 1996. Cornell University Press.
2.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.