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Species Ufeus faunus - Hodges#11053

Moth #08-01 - Ufeus faunus Moth #08-01 - Ufeus faunus
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Ufeina
Genus Ufeus
Species faunus (Ufeus faunus - Hodges#11053)
Hodges Number
11053
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ufeus faunus Strecker, 1898
Ufeus faunas originally misspelled on the Bug Guide page.
Phylogenetic sequence # 932712
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed four species of the genus Ufeus in America north of Mexico. (1)
U. faunus Strecker, 1898
U. hulstii Smith, 1908
U. plicatus Grote, 1878
U. satyricus Grote, 1873
Lafontaine & Schmidt, (2013) added one new species. (2)
U. felsensteini Lafontaine & Walsh, 2013
Size
Forewing length: ♂ 15–17 mm, ♀ 17–19 mm. Smallest moth in this genus. (1)
Larva to about 30 mm. (3)
Identification
Lafontaine & Walsh (2013) revised description in PDF. (1)
Crumb (1956) described larva. (3)
Range
Southwestern California to southern New Mexico. (1)
Food
Larval hosts are cottonwood and willow. (3)
Life Cycle
The larvae and adults of Ufeus are known to hide by day under bark at the base of large trees. The larvae are often found up-to 20 meters or more from their food source in the tree canopy. (4)
Print References
Lafontaine, J.D. & J.B. Walsh 2013. A revision of the genus Ufeus Grote with the description of a new species from Arizona (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, Noctuinae, Xylenini, Ufeina). ZooKeys 264: 205. (1)
Wagner, D.L., D.F. Schweitzer, J.B. Sullivan, R.C. Reardon 2011. Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America. Princeton University Press. p.475 (4)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the genus Ufeus (Grote) with the description of a new species from Arizona (Lepidoptera, Noctuidae, ...
J. Donald Lafontaine, J. Bruce Walsh. 2013. ZooKeys 264: 193–207.
2.Additions and corrections to the check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
J. Donald Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt . 2013. ZooKeys 264: 227-236.
3.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
4.Owlet Caterpillars of Eastern North America
David L. Wagner. 2011. Princeton University Press.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems