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Species Norape tener - Mesquite Stinger Moth - Hodges#4648

unknown moth - Norape tener Nearby was a mating pair of Norape - Norape tener - male - female mesquite stinger moth - Norape tener Moth July 21 - Norape tener Male, Mesquite Stinger Moth? - Norape tener Male, Mesquite Stinger Moth? - Norape tener Norape tenera - Norape tener - male - female Mesquite Stinger Moth - Norape tener
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Genus Norape
Species tener (Mesquite Stinger Moth - Hodges#4648)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Norape tener (Druce, 1897)
Archylus tener Druce, 1897
Ramaca archrigelos Dyar, 1910 (173)
* phylogenetic sequence #140650
Explanation of Names
Specific name tenera is Latin meaning "soft." (1)
Forewing length 11-15 mm. (2)
Larva - light green with black and white stripes. (2)
Southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and south into Mexico. (2)
Caterpillars are mainly found on mesquite, acacia, paloverde and other desert plants. (2)
Caterpillars have stinging hairs. (2)
Print References
Druce, H. 1897. Biologia Centrali-Americana 2: 411; vol.3: tab.79, f. 6
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.165, pl. 20.26m (2)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.