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Species Oslaria pura - Hodges#9792

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Nocloina
Genus Oslaria
Species pura (Oslaria pura - Hodges#9792)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
"Oslaria" pura Barnes & McDunnough, 1911
Explanation of Names
This species was placed in Oslaria by Barnes & McDunnough, but does not belong there. It requires a new genus according to Robert Poole. (1)
Forewing length: 12-13.5 mm (1).
"The nocloine prothoracic tarsal segments, the triangular frontal process, the comb of enlarged spines on the prothoracic tarsal segments, and the off-white and obscure maculation of the forewing will identify this species. The forewing of ["Oslaria"] pura is an off white color. Maculation is nearly absent and consists mostly of a series of small, black dots representing the antemedial postmedial lines. A very vague median line is present, but near invisible. The reniform mark is visible in most specimens, but again is nearly invisible. The hindwing is pure white and slightly lightly than the forewing. The frontal process is distinctive and consists of a heavy, filled triangular process with the apex of the triangle pointing upward. A row of large spines projects from the outer margins of the first four tarsal segments of the prothoracic leg. The first tarsal segment has four spines, and the following three one spine each" (1).
"This species is known primarily from southern Arizona, particularly Cochise, Pima, Santa Cruz, and Pinal counties. It has also been collected in Mohave county in western Arizona." (1) MPG also includes records from New Mexico and west Texas (2).
Primarily August (1) (2).
Unknown (1).
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1911 The Canadian Entomologist. 43(9): 319
Internet References
Species page at [Robert Poole] (1)