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Species Furcula wileyi - Hodges#7937.3

Furcula wileyi
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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 Cerurinae
Genus Furcula
Species wileyi (Furcula wileyi - Hodges#7937.3)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Furcula wileyi (Dyrar, 1922)
Cerura wileyi Dyar, 1922
Explanation of Names
Furcula wileyi (Dyrar, 1922), described as a subspecies of Furcula cinerea (Walker, 1865), is elevated to full species status in Miller et al. (2018) (1).
Similar to Furcula cinerea, which occurs farther east, and F. cinerioides wich occurs farther west, especially coastally; can be recognized by location but also narrower wings.
Plains near the Front Range, especially in southern Alberta, likely more widespread than currently known (1).
Life Cycle
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1922. New forms of Cerura. Insecutor inscitiae menstruus, 10: 174.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.1A
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2018. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group