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Species Bagisara buxea - Hodges#9172

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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 Bagisarinae
Genus Bagisara
Species buxea (Bagisara buxea - Hodges#9172)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bagisara buxea (Grote(1), 1881)
Schinia buxea Grote, 1881
Trileuca delicia Dyar, 1907
Bagisara gustata Dyar, 1923
Phylogenetic sequence # 931244 (2)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 12 species of the genus Bagisara in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length 13-14 mm. (3)
Larva to about 30 mm. (Comstock & Dammers, 1935).
Pupa 11-13 mm. (Comstock & Dammers, 1935).

Larva: mottled green and white.(3)
California to Texas and Kansas. (4), (5), (6), (3), (7)
Larvae feed on Sphaeralcea spp. (globemallow). (Comstock & Dammers, 1935).
See Also
Other Bagisara species have differently-shaped lines or a different pattern of lines on the forewing.
Print References
Comstock, J.A. & C.A. Dammers, 1935. Notes on the early stages of three butterflies and six moths from California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Science, 34(2): 138, pl.32-34
Grote, A.R. 1881. New moths, chiefly from Arizona. The Canadian Entomologist, 13(11): 230
Powell, J.A. & P. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. plate 50, fig. 12; p.280 (3)
Internet References
pinned adult images (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona) (9)
presence in California; list of 12 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)