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Species Oslaria viridifera - Green Oslaria - Hodges#9791

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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 viridifera (Green Oslaria - Hodges#9791)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oslaria viridifera (Grote(1), 1882)
Zotheca viridifera Grote, 1882
Phylogenetic sequence # 931575 (2)
Explanation of Names
Viridifera from Latin viridis meaning "green".
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Oslaria are in America north of Mexico. (2)
Forewing length about 14 mm with the females slightly larger than males.
Adult: forewing light green with darker grayish-green patches along costa in median and subterminal areas, and another diffuse patch in lower median area; AM line straight; PM line curved, and has an obvious wiggle where it bends under reniform spot; terminal line thin, dark; fringe light green; hindwing slightly paler green than forewing, with indistinct PM line, dark terminal line, and green fringe.
Southern Arizona to southern Texas; northern Mexico. (3)
Riparian oak and juniper woodlands.
Adults fly in July through early October.
See Also
Zotheca tranquilla
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1882. New species and notes on structure of moths and genera. The Canadian Entomologist, 14(11): (217).