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Species Hypocrita celina - Hodges#8038.1

Hypocrita escuintla - Hypocrita celina Hypocrita celina - male Hypocrita celina - male Hypocrita celina - male
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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 Pericopina
Genus Hypocrita
Species celina (Hypocrita celina - Hodges#8038.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypocrita celina (Boisduval, 1870)
Hypocrita escuintla (Schaus, 1920) (1)
Eucyane escuintia Schaus, 1920
Phylogenetic sequence # 930350 (2)
Texas, Florida / Guatemala
Rare: 2 TX & 1 FL record (BG data)
Synonymy of Hypocrita escuintla with H. celina proposed by Becker (2013) and Vincent & Laquerre (2013). Noted by Lafontaine & Schmidt (2015).
Print References
Becker, V.O. 2013. Taxonomic changes in the Neotropical Pericopina and Ctenuchina moths (Erebidae, Arctiinae, Arctiini), with description of new taxa. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera. 46: 62
Habeck, D.H., 2007. Report of an unusual Arctiid catch in Alachua County, Florida. Southern Lepidopterists' News 29(1): 1. (PDF)
Lafontaine, J. Donald and B. Christian Schmidt. 2015. Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico III. ZooKeys 527: 127–147 (available here)
Schaus, W., 1920. New species of Lepidoptera in the United States Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 57(2307): 128.
Vincent B., & M.Laguerre, 2013 Changements nomenclaturaux chez les Arctiinae néotropicales (Insecta, Lepidoptera, Erebidae); seconde partie. Zoosystema. 35: 450