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Species Heterocampa incongrua - Hodges#7989

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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 Heterocampa
Species incongrua (Heterocampa incongrua - Hodges#7989)
Hodges Number
7989
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa incongrua Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Size
Wingspan: ♂ 43-47 mm., ♀ 53 mm.
Identification
"Antennae brownish-yellow. Head and thorax mottled olivaceous and black. Abdomen light yellowish-brown above, overlaid by some grey, tufts black; below, cream, colored. Primaries: ground color olivaceous, strongly tinged with rufous brown and green; veins more or less marked by black; a trace of black basal dash present; t.a. and t.p. more or less obscured, suffused, blackish, double, waved from costa to inner margin; subterminal line obscure, marked by a series of sagitate black spots between the veins; discal mark crescent shaped, strong, black, outlined by rufous-brown. Secondaries: white, the veins and margins somewhat marked by black. Beneath: ground color of all wings white; primaries more or less suffused with black and appearing grey especially along the cost?! and outer margins; secondaries nearly pure white except for a patch of black scales at the anal angle and black dots checkering the fringe at the ends of the veins." --Barnes & McDunnough, 1924 (see print references below).
Range
Arizona and New Mexico (1).
Season
April through September (MPG and BugGuide data).
Print References
Barnes & Benjamin, 1924. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 5(3): 179.