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Species Caribbeana bichorda - Hodges#7965

7965 – Rifargia bichorda - Caribbeana bichorda
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Caribbeana
Species bichorda (Caribbeana bichorda - Hodges#7965)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caribbeana bichorda (Hampson)
Heterocampa bichorda Hampson, 1901
Explanation of Names
Caribbeana bichorda (Hampson, 1901), n. comb., Miller et al. (2021)(1), was formerly placed in the genus Rifargia.
Wingspan: 34-37 mm (2).
"Head and thorax grey-white, mixed with black scales; palpi black at sides; patagia with a black line at tips ; metathorax with two black points; tibia and tarsi irrorated with black, the latter with black points; abdomen white, thickly irrorated with fuscous on dorsal surface. Forewing grey-white, thickly irrorated with fuscous ; a double waved subbasal fuscous line from costa to submedian fold, then with oblique streak from its extremity to vein 1; a double antemedial line, sinuous towards costa and inner margin; a double discoidal lunule; a double waved postmedial line, angled outwards below costa and at vein 4, then incurved, and with an oblique black shade beyond it from costa to vein 6; a slightly sinuous subterminal black line, angled outwards to termen at veins 3 and 2. Hindwing white, with some brown irroration on termen and a fuscous mark at tornus." --Hampson, 1901 (See print references below).
USA: Southern tip of Florida (1)
Type locality: Nassau, Bahamas.
Year-round in Florida (2).
Swietenia mahagani, West Indian Mahogany (family Meliaceae)
Print References
Hampson, G. 1901. Lepidoptera-Phalaenae of the Bahamas. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History; Zoology, Botany, and Geology (7) 7 (39): 251.
Works Cited
1.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems