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Species Mocis texana - Texas Mocis - Hodges#8745

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Euclidiini
Genus Mocis
Species texana (Texas Mocis - Hodges#8745)
Hodges Number
8745
Explanation of Names
"Texas Mocis" coined by Covell (1984) (1)
Numbers
Four spp. in genus per Nearctica
Size
Wingspan 4.2-5 cm (1)
Identification
Similar to Small Mocis but slightly larger and lacks subreniform spot. Hollow renifom spot often touched by thin, dusky ML. Some individuals have a tiny black dot on inner margin, in the basal area. (2)
Range
Eastern North America (so. Ont. - FL. - TX. - Minn.) (1)
Common throughout most of Texas (3)
Season
April-Sept (1)
Food
Larvae reared on crabgrass (1)
See Also
Internet References
Mocis texana – 8745 - Moth Photographers Group
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.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.