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Species Doa ampla - Hodges#8041

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Classification
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
Genus Doa
Species ampla (Doa ampla - Hodges#8041)
Hodges Number
8041
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Doa ampla (Grote(1), 1878)
Emydia ampla Grote, 1878
originally included in Arctiidae, and subsequently placed in several other families; most recently placed in a separate family (Doidae) by Donahue and Brown (1987).
Phylogenetic sequence # 930001
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Doa ampla as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
The wingspan averages 37 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing silvery white with several black dots in upper half and thin black border along costa; terminal line composed of black dashes; fringe white; hindwing light brownish-gray with black terminal line and white fringe; legs and antennae black.
Range
Colorado to western Texas and Arizona; Mexico.
Food
The larvae feed on leaves of Texas Toothleaf (Stillingia texana) in Texas, and probably other species of Stillingia elsewhere.
Print References
Braswell, W. E, and J. R. Ott. 2000. The Biology of Doa ampla (Lepidoptera: Doidae) on its host plant Stillingia texana (Euphorbiaceae). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash 102: 507-518
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.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 247, pl. 33.39.(3)
Internet References
live larva image on hostplant (Linda Williams, Texas)
Canadian Entomologist v.10 p. 232 Grote's original description of the species.