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Species Isa schaefferana - Hodges#4680

Slug Caterpillar - Isa schaefferana Isa schaefferana - female Hooktip Moth. ? - Isa schaefferana Hooktip Moth. ? - Isa schaefferana Hooktip Moth. ? - Isa schaefferana Male, Isa schaefferana? - Isa schaefferana - male Isa schaefferana Arizona Moth - Isa schaefferana
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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 Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Isa
Species schaefferana (Isa schaefferana - Hodges#4680)
Hodges Number
4680
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Isa schaefferana Dyar,1905
Sisyrosea schaefferana Dyar, 1905
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Mr. Charles Frederick August Schaeffer, entomologist at the Brooklyn Museum, who collected the specimens in the Huachuca Mountains of Arizona.
Size
Forewing length 11-13 mm. (1)
Range
Central Arizona to northern Mexico. (1) MPG records from southwestern New Mexico and west Texas. (2)
Type Location: Huachuca Mountains, Arizona.
Food
Larval hosts are hackberry (Celtis, Ulmaceae) and soapberry (Sapindus, Sapindaceae). (3)
See Also
Easily confused with pale forms of Monoleuca occidentalis. (1)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1905. A list of American Cochlidian moths, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 29: 375
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.20.36m, p.164 (1)