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Species Rifargia bichorda - Hodges#7965

7965 – Rifargia bichorda - Rifargia bichorda
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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 bichorda (Rifargia bichorda - Hodges#7965)
Hodges Number
7965
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rifargia bichorda (Hampson, 1901)
Heterocampa bichorda Hampson, 1901
Size
Wingspan: 34-37 mm (1).
Identification
"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).
Range
Florida (1)
Season
Year-round in Florida (1).
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.