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Species Nyridela xanthocera - Hodges#8285.2

Nyridela moth - Nyridela xanthocera
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Ctenuchina
Genus Nyridela
Species xanthocera (Nyridela xanthocera - Hodges#8285.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nyridela xanthocera (Walker, 1856)
Gymnelia xanthocera Walker, 1856
Mochloptera xanthocera
Three species in Nyridela, all neotropical.
Central America, at least as far north as Veracruz, Mexico
Type locality given by Walker as "Brazil," but Godman & Salvin reported that the type specimen had no locality attached.
Print References
Krancevic, M., 2018. Nyridela xanthocera (Walker [Erebidae: Arctiinae] -- USA record from Texas. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 60(1): 43.
Godman & Salvin, 1884, Biol. centr.-amer., Lep. Heterocera 1: 58.
Hernández-Baz & Grados, 2004. Lista de los Ctenuchinae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Arctiidae) del Estado de Veracruz, México y algunas notas sobre su riqueza en el Continente Americano. Folia Ent. Mex. 43 (2): 203-213
Walker, F., 1856. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 7: 1603.
Internet References