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Species Lactura rubritegula - Hodges#2404.1

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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 Lacturidae (Tropical Burnet Moths)
Genus Lactura
Species rubritegula (Lactura rubritegula - Hodges#2404.1)
Hodges Number
2404.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lactura rubritegula Matson & Wagner 2017
Identification
See . "Lactura rubritegula can be easily distinguished from its closest relative L.basistriga by the presence of red tegulae. It lacks the red subcostal dash that can be
found in most forms of L. basistriga and the scattered flecking of red or brown scales characteristic of L. subfervens Matson & Wagner
Range
Currently known principally from the southern Hill Country in the vicinity of San Antonio, westward to Edwards and Uvalde Counties but the range may extend now that it has been described.
Habitat
Currently found in the Limestone and riparian areas around San Antonio and westward to Edwards and Uvalde counties.
Season
Specimens studied so far fly principally in the second half of April and the first half of May.
Food
Sideroxylon lanuginosum (gum bully) - in captivity feeds mostly on the undersides of the leaves and prefers new growth.
Print References
Matson T. & D.L. Wagner, 2017. A New Cryptic Lactura from Texas (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Lacturidae). ZooKeys, 711: 141–150.
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