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Species Euchaetes antica - Hodges#8242

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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 Phaegopterina
Genus Euchaetes
Species antica (Euchaetes antica - Hodges#8242)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchaetes antica (Walker, 1856)
Halesidota antica Walker, 1856
Phragmatobia antica
Ctenucha pollinia Boisduval, 1870
Ctenucha salatis Boisduval, 1870
Euchaetes zonalis Grote, 1882
Euchaetias parazona Dyar, 1912
Euchaetias sinaloensis Dyar, 1921
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930416
Forewing length: ♂ 13-15 mm, ♀ 16-20 mm. (1)
AZ-NM - Map (MPG)(1)(2)
Larval foodplant: Funastrium;
Milkweed - Asclepias subverticillata (J. Adams)
Life Cycle
Eggs, Larvae, Larva, adult female:
See Also
A view of the abdomen will help to eliminate the very similar Lichen Moth, Manulea bicolor. (check the range = widespread mostly northern)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.48.8f, 48.10m, p.272 (1)
Walker, F. 1856. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum 7: 1708.