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Species Elasmia packardii - Hodges#7949

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Nystaleinae
Genus Elasmia
Species packardii (Elasmia packardii - Hodges#7949)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elasmia packardii (Morrison, 1875) (1)
Edema packardii Morrison, 1875
Hippia packardii
Phylogenetic sequence # 930125
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Alpheus Spring Packard Jr. (2)
Three species of Elasmia are found in America north of Mexico.
Elasmia cave
Elasmia mandela santanna
Elasmia packardii
Forewing length: (1)
♂ 12-15 mm.
♀ 13-16 mm.
Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. (1)
Adults fly April to early October. (1)
Larval host plants include: (1)
western soapberry Sapindus saponaria var. drummondii (Sapindaceae).
Mexican buckeye Ungnadia speciosa (Sapindaceae).
See Also
Symmerista species have larger and more conspicuous whitish patch along costa of forewing.
Works Cited
1.A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from ....
Eric Metzler, Edward Knudson. 2011. Zookeys 149: 51-67.
2.Biographical memoir of Alpheus Spring Packard Jr., LL.D. (1839 – 1905)
T. D. A. Cockerell. 1920. The National Academy of Sciences 9: 179-236.