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Species Heteranassa mima - Hodges#8659

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Heteranassa
Species mima (Heteranassa mima - Hodges#8659)
Hodges Number
8659
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heteranassa mima (Harvey, 1876)
Homoptera mima Harvey, 1876
Campometra fraterna Smith, 1899
Campometra minor Smith, 1899
Eubolina mima
Campometra mima
Phylogenetic Sequence # 930982
Size
Larva to 33 mm. (1)
Wingspan about 27-33 mm. (2)
Identification
Specimens identified by DNA analysis:


Larva - "extraordinarily variable." (1)
Range
Arizona, Texas, and Florida. (1) Florida records may be strays. MPG records indicate California to Texas. (2)
Season
Heteranassa fraterna: Knudson & Borderlon (Texas Lepidoptera Survey) report the adults fly March to October in western Texas. (3)
Food
Heteranassa mima: Larval hosts are mesquite (Prosopis) and occasionally catclaw (Acacia). (1)
Heteranassa fraterna: Larval hosts are mesquites (Prosopis) and sometimes catclaw (Acacia greggi). (3) screwbean mesquite (Prosopis pubescens) and velvet mesquite (Prosopis velutina) (Southwestmoths.org).
Remarks
abundant in s. TX (4)
Heteranassa fraterna was synonymized with H. mima by Homziak et al. (2015).
Behavior:
See Also
Heteranassa fraterna does not have white in the reniform spot and is said to be slightly larger. H. mima does not always have the white. Much debate on these two species where they overlap.
Print References
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The larvae of the Phalaenidae. USDA Technical Bulletin 1135: 284
Harvey, L. 1876. New noctuidae. The Canadian Entomologist 8(9): 155
Homziak, N., H. Hopkins, & K.B. 2015. Miller Revision of the genus Heteranassa Smith, 1899 (Lepidoptera, Erebidae, Omopterini), ZooKeys 527: 31–49
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.44, p.260 (3)
Smith, J.B. 1900. New species of nocturnal moths of the genus Campometra, and notes. Proc. USNM 22: 104
Works Cited
1.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems