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Species Dalcerides ingenita - Hodges#4702

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Dalceridae
Genus Dalcerides
Species ingenita (Dalcerides ingenita - Hodges#4702)
Hodges Number
4702
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Dalcerides ingenita (Hy. Edwards, 1882)
Artaxa ingenita Hy. Edwards, 1882
Dalcerides ingenitus (originally misspelled here)
Phylogenetic sequence # 142100
Numbers
Dalcerides ingenita is the only North American member of Dalceridae. (1)
Size
Forewing length 6-9 mm. (1)
Identification
Edwards (1882) original description as Artaxa ingenita is available online in the print references below.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Range
Central and southern Arizona to southwestern Texas and Mexico. (3), (1)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) stated the Arizona flight is May to June and late July to late September. (1)
Food
Larval host plants include: (1)
Arctostaphylos pungens (pointleaf manzanita).
Quercus emoryi (Emory Oak)
Q. oblongifolia (Mexican Blue Oak)
Life Cycle
Epstein (1997) documents the biology of Dalcerides ingenita (PDF).(3)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Edwards, H. 1882. New species of Heterocera. Papilio 2: 12.
Epstein, M.E. 1996. Revision and phylogeny of the Limacodid-Group families, with evolutionary studies on slug caterpillars Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 582: pp. 79, 91; table 1; figs. 3, 18, 62, 134, 286, 289, 303, 315, 325. (4)
Miller, S.E. 1994. Systematics of the Neotropical moth family Dalceridae (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 153(4): 368.(5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 164, pl. 20.29. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
3.Biology of Dalcerides ingenita (Lepidoptera Dalceridae)
Marc E. Epstein. 1997. Tropical Lepidoptera 8(2): 49-59.
4.Revision and phylogeny of the Limacodid-Group families, with evolutionary studies on Slug Caterpillars Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea
Marc E. Epstein. 1996. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 582.
5.Systematics of the Neotropical moth family Dalceridae (Lepidoptera).
Scott E. Miller. 1994. Bulletin of The Museum of Comparative Zoology 153: 301-495.
6.Moths of Southeast Arizona