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Genus Lirimiris

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Classification
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)
Genus Lirimiris
Numbers
1 species in North America (L. truncata)
Range
L. truncata occurs in southern Arizona and Mexico
several other neotropical species occur in Central and South America from Mexico to Brazil
Food
larvae of L. truncata feed on Thurber's Cotton (Gossypium thurberi)
Remarks
The placement of this genus is Notodontidae is uncertain. Lafontaine and Schmidt listed it as incertae sedis in their 2010 checklist (1).
Internet References
pinned adult and live larva image of L. truncata, plus larval foodplant (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .