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Species Miracavira brillians - Hodges#9620

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Feraliina (Mossy Sallows)
Genus Miracavira
Species brillians (Miracavira brillians - Hodges#9620)
Hodges Number
9620
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
original combination Feralia brillians Barnes, 1901 (description, pg.56)
Momaphana brillians
Explanation of Names
Author: Barnes, 1901
Size
wingspan: 37mm
Range
southern Arizona and west Texas.
collected in Brewster Co., Big Bend Natl Park,TX. Green Gulch, Chisos Basin
Food
Larval foodplant is Ptelea trifoliata (common hoptree).
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, plate 50.48; p. 287. (1)
(2)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Early stages of Miracavira brillians (Barnes) and reassignment of the genus to the Amphipyrinae: Psaphidini : ...
David L. Wagner, J. Donald Lafontaine, Noel McFarland. 2008. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society, 62(1): 40–51.