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Family Doidae

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Drepanoidea (Hooktip and False Owlet Moths)
Family Doidae
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Originally considered part of Arctiidae, and subsequently included within several other families; most recently treated as a separate family by Donahue and Brown in 1987. Moved from Noctuoidea to Drepanoidea by van Nieukerken et al. (2011).
Explanation of Names
Doidae from type genus Doa (Neumoegen & Dyar).
2 species in 2 genera in North America, with a potential third species awaiting description (See comment here). (1)
wingspan about 30-37 mm, based on three Internet photos
Western Texas and Colorado to Arizona, south through Mexico to Central America.
Larvae feed on plants in the spurge family (Euphorbiaceae) and the spiderwort family (Commelinaceae).
Print References
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (1)
Donahue, J.P. & J.W. Brown. 1987. The family Doidae, in Stehr, F. (ed.), Immature Insects, vol. I:534-536. Kendall/Hunt Publ. Co., Dubuque, Iowa.
van Nieukerken, E.J., Kaila, L., Kitching, I.J., Kristensen, N.P., Lees, D.C., Minet, J., Mitter, C., Mutanen, M., Regier, J.C., Simonsen, T.J., Wahlberg, N., Yen, S.-H., Zahiri, R., Adamski, D., Baixeras, J., Bartsch, D., Bengtsson, B.A., Brown, J.W., Bucheli, S.R., Davis, D.R., De Prins, J., De Prins, W., Epstein, M.E., Gentili-Poole, P., Gielis, C., Hättenschwiler, P., Hausmann, A., Holloway, J.D., Kallies, A., Karsholt, O., Kawahara, A.Y., Koster, J.C., Kozlov, M.V., Lafontaine, J.D., Lamas, G., Landry, J.-F., Lee, S., Nuss, M., Park, K.-T., Penz, C., Rota, J., Schintlmeister, A., Schmidt, B.C., Sohn, J.-C., Solis, M.A., Tarmann, G.M., Warren, A.D., Weller, S., Yakovlev, R.V., Zolotuhin, V.V., & Zwick, A. 2011. Order Lepidoptera Linnaeus, 1758. In: Zhang Z-Q (ed), Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa 3148: 212–221.
Internet References
pinned adult images of Doa ampla and Leuculodes lacteolaria taken from this page (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .