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Species Lerina incarnata - Crimson-bodied Lichen Moth - Hodges#8246

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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 Phaegopterina
Genus Lerina
Species incarnata (Crimson-bodied Lichen Moth - Hodges#8246)
Hodges Number
8246
Explanation of Names
Lerina incarnata Walker, 1854
Phylogenetic sequence # 930388
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Lerina incarnata as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Walker (1856) description.
Head above, thorax, and abdomen towards the tip thickly clothed with crimson hairs.
Palpi, proboscis, antennae, and legs black.
Thorax with a black dorsal stripe, not extending to the front.
Wings metallic bluish green, not hairy.
Range
se AZ to C. Amer.
Season
Mar-Apr (MPG data)
Food
Pine-needle Milkweed (Asclepias linaria, Asclepiadaceae) (2)
Print References
Druce, H. 1881-1990. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. Volume III . R.H. Porter, London. Pl. 77, fig 14.
Walker, F., 1856. Lepidoptera Heterocera. In: List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 477.