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Species Opsigalea ocellata - Hodges#10216.1

Opsigalea blanchardi - Opsigalea ocellata Opsigalea blanchardi - Opsigalea ocellata
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Cuculliinae
Genus Opsigalea
Species ocellata (Opsigalea ocellata - Hodges#10216.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Opsigalea ocellata (Walker, 1865)
Nystalea ocellata Walker, 1865
Explanation of Names
Opsigalea ocellata (Walker, 1865) is now recognized within the North American fauna, specimens from Arizona identified by Noel McFarland going back to at least 2009.
USA: southwestern AZ.
Type locality: "Oajaca, Mexico".
See Also
Opsigalea blanchardi is smaller, FWL = ~17 vs. ~23 mm for ocellata.
Print References
Poole, R. W., 1995. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1: p. 74; pl. 3.17-18. PDF
Todd, E.L., 1966. A new species of Opsigalea Hampson from Texas . Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 68: 149-151; figs. 5-7.
Walker, F., 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 33: 760.
Internet References
Species Page at Seven Backyards by Noel McFarland