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Species Heterocampa averna - Hodges#7991

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Heterocampa
Species averna (Heterocampa averna - Hodges#7991)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa averna Barnes & McDunnough, 1910
Heterocampa pulverea var. averna Barnes & McDunnough, 1910
Disphragis pasathelys Dyar, 1921
* phylogenetic sequence #930083
Explanation of Names
Averna is a Latin word for hell.
Wingspan 38-45 mm. (1)
Southwestern United States. (1)
Type Location: Redington, Arizona.
Larval host is Emory oak (Quercus emoryi). (2)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.B. McDunnough 1910. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 42(6): 213
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moths of SE Arizona - Image of pinned adults
Butterflies & Moths of NA - distribution map