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Species Rifargia subrotata - Hodges#7985

7985 Small Heterocampa - Rifargia subrotata 12May2011-moth2 - Rifargia subrotata - male Heterocampa subrotata - Rifargia subrotata - male Dark Pattern Brown and Green moth - Rifargia subrotata Small Heterocampa - Rifargia subrotata Heterocampa subrotata - Rifargia subrotata Heterocampa subrotata - Rifargia subrotata Mottled green moth - Rifargia subrotata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Rifargia
Species subrotata (Rifargia subrotata - Hodges#7985)
Hodges Number
7985
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rifargia subrotata Harvey, 1874
Heterocampa subrotata Harvey, 1874
Explanation of Names
Our smallest Heterocampa sp. (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 21 species of the genus Heterocampa in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 28-36 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult: Recognizably smaller than White-blotched Heterocampa; AM and PM lines often show more prominent orange tint; white patch in subapical area lacks prominent black edge on distal side (but may have small black darts).

Range
e. US to AZ - Map (MPG)(3)
Season
Mature larvae reported May to November. (4)
Food
Hackberry - Celtis (Ulmaceae) (4)
Life Cycle
Eggs; larva; larva; adult
Remarks
Common (1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 42, fig. 12; p. 250. (5)
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2005. Princeton University Press.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.Butterflies of North America
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems