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Species Hypercompe suffusa - Hodges#8149

Arachnis sp? Hypercompe? - Hypercompe suffusa Hypercompe suffusa Caterpillar - Hypercompe suffusa caterpillar - Hypercompe suffusa Hypercompe suffusa caterpillar - Hypercompe suffusa Caterpillar Yellow & Black with White Hair - Hypercompe suffusa Spilosomina - Hypercompe suffusa
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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Spilosomina
Genus Hypercompe
Species suffusa (Hypercompe suffusa - Hodges#8149)
Hodges Number
8149
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypercompe suffusa (Schaus, 1889)
Ecpantheria suffusa (Schaus, 1889)
Arachnis suffusa Schaus, 1889
Synonym
Arachnis semiclara Stretch, 1906
Phylogenetic sequence # 930325 (1)
Size
Schaus (1889) listed the wingspan ♂ 42 mm, ♀ 54 mm.
Range
Southern Arizona to western Texas. (2)
Food
Polyphagous. (3)
Life Cycle
Dyar (1894) reported the larva overwinters in a loose cocoon and pupates in spring.
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1894. On the larva of two species of Arachnis. The Canadian Entomologist 26(11): 308-309
Schaus Jr., W., 1889. Descriptions of new species of Mexican Heterocera. Entomologica Americana 5(10-11): 190-191
Watson, A., 1977. A review of the suffusa species-group of Hypercompe Hübner, with a description of a new species affecting Gossypium hirsutum L. (Cotton). Revista Agr. Univ. Centr. Venezuela 9: 137-147 (abstract)