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Species Plusiodonta amado - Hodges#8535

Plusiodonta amado? - Plusiodonta amado Plusiodonta amado? - Plusiodonta amado Plusiodonta compressipalpis? - Plusiodonta amado Plusiodonta amado Plusiodonta amado
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Calpinae (Fruit-piercing Moths)
Tribe Calpini
Genus Plusiodonta
Species amado (Plusiodonta amado - Hodges#8535)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Plusiodonta amado Barnes, 1907
Plusiodonta suffusa Hill, 1924
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930623
On each AM line of the fore-wing, there should be only 2 'teeth' total, projecting forward (towards the head) and they are relatively widely spaced from each other. (Bob Biagi)
south-western (AZ) (1)(2)
See Also
The more widespread species, called the Moonseed Moth, Plusiodonta compressipalpis is very similar and the ranges overlap in southern Arizona.
Check out the number and spacing of the 'teeth' of the AM lines.