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Species Euerythra phasma - Red-tailed Specter - Hodges#8141

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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 Phaegopterina
Genus Euerythra
Species phasma (Red-tailed Specter - Hodges#8141)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
phantom moth
Explanation of Names
Euerythra phasma Harvey, 1876 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930398 (2)
Harvey (1876) listed a wingspan of 38 mm. (1)
Wingspan ranges 31-38 mm. (3)
Harvey (1876) original description is available online. (1)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Kentucky to Florida, Missouri to Texas(4). (5)
Holotype collected by Belfarge in Texas.
Heppner (2003) reported February to August. (5)
Covell (1984) reported the host as "unrecorded" (3), but Heppner (2003) listed bumelia - Sideroxylon sp. (Sapotaceae) as the host plant. (5)
Uncommon (3), rare in Florida (7).
See Also
Euerythra trimaculata occurs in Texas.
Print References
Harvey, L.F., 1876. New Texan moths. The Canadian Entomologist, 8(1): 5. (1)
Works Cited
1.New Texan moths
Leon F. Harvey . 1876. The Canadian Entomologist 8(1).
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.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
4.Moths of Brackenridge Field Laboratory University of Texas at Austin
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group
7.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
8.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
9.Butterflies of North America