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Species Monema flavescens - Hodges#4672

Monema flavescens Monema flavescens
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Monema
Species flavescens (Monema flavescens - Hodges#4672)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monema flavescens Walker, 1855
Native to East Asia, the species was first documented in the Nearctic in Boston in 1906 and spread slowly in the following decades (Dowden, 1946). A few individuals have been recorded recently after a long gap in local observations.
Print References
Dowden, P.B., 1946. Parasitization of the Oriental Moth (Cnidocampa flavescens (Walk.)) by Chaetexorista javana B. and B. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 39: 225–241.
Internet References