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Species Hypopta palmata - Hodges#2656

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Hypoptinae
Genus Hypopta
Species palmata (Hypopta palmata - Hodges#2656)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypopta palmata Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 (1)
Note: Schoorl (1990) suggests that palmata should possibly be excluded from Hypota and perhaps transferred to Comadia. (2)
Phylogenetic sequence #640007.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet for the forewing "white patches presenting a fan-like appearance." (1)
Forewing length: ♂ 13-15.5 mm, ♀ up to 20 mm. (3)
Known from California south into Baja California, Mexico, Nevada, Arizona and west Texas. (3), (4), (5)
Type locality: Gila County, Arizona.
Deserts and desert mountains. (3), (5)
There are records of adults from late May to late November. (3), (5), (6), (4)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough 1910. New North American Cossidae. Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia 21(10): 465 (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.126, pl.13.8m (3)
Works Cited
1.New North American Cossidae
W. Barnes, J. McDunnough. 1910. Entomological News Philadelphia 21: 463-466.
2.A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology
J. W. Schoorl. 1990. Zoölogische Verhandelingen 263: 1-295.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.New U.S. records and other interesting moths from Texas
André Blanchard, Edward C. Knudson. 1985. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 39(1): 1-8.
6.Hypopta palmata