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Species Chalcopasta howardi - Hodges#9776

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Stiriinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Chalcopasta
Species howardi (Chalcopasta howardi - Hodges#9776)
Hodges Number
9776
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chalcopasta howardi (Hy. Edwards, 1877)
Plusia howardi Hy. Edwards, 1887
Basilodes howardi
Deva ornata Ottolengui, 1898
* phylogenetic sequence #931696
Size
Forewing length 15-17 mm. (1)
Wingspan: ♂ 35 mm, ♀ 37 mm. (2)
Range
Central and southern Arizona, southern New Mexico and southern Texas. (1)
Season
Adults in two flights April-May and July-October. (1)
Print References
Ottolengui R. 1898. Metallic species of Basilodes and new species of allied genera. The Canadian Entomologist 30(5): 105-108, pl.5, f.1-7 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.52.13m, p.289 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison
Nearctica - species page
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photograph of pinned adult
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Metallic species of Basilodes and new species of allied genera.
R. Ottolengui. 1898. The Canadian Entomologist 30(5): 105-108, pl.5, f.1-7.