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Species Alypiodes geronimo - Hodges#9313

Cucullia? - Alypiodes geronimo Geronimo Forester? - Alypiodes geronimo - female Geronimo Forester? - Alypiodes geronimo - female Male, Alypiodes geronimo? - Alypiodes geronimo - male Alypiodes geronimo - male Alypiodes geronimo - male Alypiodes geronimo - female Alypiodes geronimo - female
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Agaristinae
Genus Alypiodes
Species geronimo (Alypiodes geronimo - Hodges#9313)
Hodges Number
9313
Identification
Charles Melton (News of the Lepidopterists' Society Vol 60 #2) has raised caterpillars of both species and discovered that most online resources have the larvae confused.
A. bimaculata feeds on mirabilis
and A. geronimo feeds on Boerhavia
Food
Larval hosts are Boerhavia spp. (Nyctaginaceae). (1) BugGuide record on erect spiderling (Boerhavia erecta).
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.