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Species Basilodes chrysopis - Hodges#9780

Pale yellow and silvery moth - Basilodes chrysopis Basilodes chrysopis - Hodges #9780 - Basilodes chrysopis Yellow Moth having a Light Yellow Area W/ Black Spot and  Light Yellow Area w/o Black Spot - Basilodes chrysopis Moth - Basilodes chrysopis Schinia sp? - Basilodes chrysopis Basilodes chrysopis caterpillar extracting then holding seeds while eating - Basilodes chrysopis Caterpillar  - Basilodes chrysopis Caterpillar on Cowpen Daisy - Basilodes chrysopis
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Stiriina
Genus Basilodes
Species chrysopis (Basilodes chrysopis - Hodges#9780)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Guilded Seedcopper, Martins (NM)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Basilodes chrysopis Grote, 1881 (154)
syn. Basilodes catharops Dyer, 1911 (64)
Phylogenetic sequence #931678.
There are three named species of Basilodes in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length about 18 mm.
Arizona to Texas and north to Colorado and Oklahoma.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Most records of adults are from June through October. (2)
*January record for Arizona. (?) (2)
Larval host is Verbesina encelioides (Cav.) Benth. & Hook. f. ex A. Gray (Asteraceae)
Print References
Dyar, H. G. 1911. A new Basilodes from Texas. Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 13: 64
Grote, A. R., 1881. New moths from Arizona, with notes on Catocala and Heliothis. Papilio 1(9): 154
Lafontaine J. D., & B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p. 57.(1)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 52.9; p. 288.(3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of larvae, living and pinned adults. - species page
Moths of Southeastern Arizona. - pinned adult and foodplant reference.
Moth Photographers Group - pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.