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Species Norape tener - Mesquite Stinger Moth - Hodges#4648

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Classification
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
4648
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)
Size
Forewing length 11-15 mm. (2)
Identification
Larva - light green with black and white stripes. (2)
Range
Southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico, and south into Mexico. (2)
Food
Caterpillars are mainly found on mesquite, acacia, paloverde and other desert plants. (2)
Remarks
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.