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Species Crinodes biedermani - Hodges#8028

Lepidoptera larva - Crinodes biedermani Crinodes biedermani larva - Crinodes biedermani Caterpillar--some type of sphingid? - Crinodes biedermani Arizona Moth - Crinodes biedermani Crinodes biedermani - female Larva Day 1 - Crinodes biedermani Larva Day 5 - Crinodes biedermani Larva Day 10 - Crinodes biedermani
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Dudusinae
Tribe Dudusini
Genus Crinodes
Species biedermani (Crinodes biedermani - Hodges#8028)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crinodes biedermani Skinner, 1905
Astylis biedermani
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Charles Robert Biederman (1839-1932), who reared the species.
Forewing length 3.5-4.3 cm. (1)
Southern Arizona and Mexico.
Adults fly in the Huachuca Mountains of southeastern Arizona late July - early August. (1)
Larvae feed on Fendler's Ceanothus and perhaps other species of Ceanothus. (2)
Print References
Skinner, H. 1905. A new Crinodes from Arizona (Lepidoptera, Heterocera, Notodontidae). Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 16: 209. pl.9
Internet References
pinned adult and live larva images by various photographers, plus larval foodplant (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
US distribution map showing presence in southern Arizona only (
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Moths of Southeast Arizona