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Species Lirimiris truncata - Hodges#8027

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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 Dicranurinae
Genus Lirimiris
Species truncata (Lirimiris truncata - Hodges#8027)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lirimiris truncata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1856)
Truncaptera truncata
Notodonta truncata Herrich-Schäffer, 1856
Phylogenetic sequence # 930140
The only species in this genus in North America. (1)
Forewing length 26-35 cm. (2)
Powell and Opler (2009) note that this as a tropical American species barely reaching into Santa Cruz county in southern Arizona. (2).
Bug Guide records add Pima County.
Adults fly August to October. (2)
Larvae feed on Thurber's cotton (Gossypium thurberi) in the mallow family (Malvaceae). (2)
The placement of this species is Notodontidae is uncertain. Lafontaine and Schmidt listed it as incertae sedis in their 2010 checklist (1). BOLD places it under Dicranurinae.
Print References
Herrich-Schäffer, G.A.W., 1856. Sammlung neuer oder wenig bekannter aussereuropäischer Schmetterlinge: 84, f.494
Pierce, W.D. & A.W. Morrill, 1914. Notes on the entomology of the Arizona wild cotton. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 16: 21
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 42, fig. 28; p. 252. (2)
Internet References
pinned adult and live larva image [#49] plus larval foodplant (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)(4)