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Species Symmerista suavis - Suave Prominent - Hodges#7954

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Classification
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 Nystaleinae
Genus Symmerista
Species suavis (Suave Prominent - Hodges#7954)
Hodges Number
7954
Identification
Similar to Symmerista zacualpana, which is also common in the Southwest, but paler and more mottled overall
Range
Southwestern United States (southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and perhaps west Texas)