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Species Norape sorpresa - Hodges#4650.1

Moth - Norape sorpresa Caterpillar - Norape sorpresa White Flannel Moth - Norape sorpresa Moth - Norape sorpresa - male         Arizona White Moth - Norape sorpresa Norape sp. - Norape sorpresa Arizona Moth - Norape sorpresa Arizona Moth - Norape sorpresa
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Classification
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 Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths)
Genus Norape
Species sorpresa (Norape sorpresa - Hodges#4650.1)
Hodges Number
4650.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Norape sorpresa Wagner & Matson, 2022
Identification
Tarsi banded. All wings white with gray shade of basal half of the ventral forewing costa, lacking in similar species.
Range
USA: Cochise, Pima, and Santa Cruz Cos., AZ. Mexico, Sonora.
Holotype: USA: AZ: Pima Co., Santa Rita Experimental
Food
Host: Celtis reticulata (hackberry).
See Also
Norape cretata (=N. ovina of authors) has white legs and is absent west of Texas.
Norape virgo has black legs.
Print References
Wagner, D.L, T. Matson & J.D. Palting, 2022. A New Norape from the Southwestern United States (Megalopygidae, Trosiinae). Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 76 (1): 1-9.