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Species Toxonprucha pardalis - Spotted Toxonprucha - Hodges#8670

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Toxonprucha
Species pardalis (Spotted Toxonprucha - Hodges#8670)
Hodges Number
8670
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toxonprucha pardalis (Smith, 1908)
Yrias pardalis Smith, 1908
Explanation of Names
pardalis: from the Greek "pardalotos" (spotted); presumably refers to the conspicuous dark spot at the apex of the forewing, and is the origin of the suggested common name Spotted Toxonprucha.
Size
Wingspan 25-29. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing dark brownish-gray with several darker wavy lines crossing wing; PM line heaviest, black, with small pale patch at costa; subterminal area with orangish shading; conspicuous dark oval spot at apex also contains some orangish shading; hindwing similar to forewing in color and pattern. See Smith's original description in Print References.
Range
Arizona to Texas and into Mexico.
Type location: Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona. (1)
Habitat
5000-8000' (1)
Season
Adults in June. (1)
Print References
Smith, J.B. 1908. New Species of Noctuidae for 1908. I. With Notes on Charadra, Raphia and Pseudanarta. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 16(2): 97-98 (1)
Internet References
pinned adult image with correct Hodges number but species mislabeled "paradalia" (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in Texas; list (Dale Clark, Texas)
Works Cited
1.New species of Noctuidae for 1908. I. With notes on Charadra, Raphia and Psuedanarta
John B. Smith. 1908. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 16(2): 79-98.