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Species Oxycilla tripla - Hodges#8405

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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 Rivulinae
Genus Oxycilla
Species tripla (Oxycilla tripla - Hodges#8405)
Hodges Number
8405
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oxycilla tripla Grote(1), 1896 (2)
Syn: Gustiana mecyanalis (Druce, 1898) (3)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930595
Numbers
There are five named species of Oxycilla in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 24-27 mm. (4)
Identification
The original description is available online in the print references below. (Grote)
Some caterpillar notes in PDF. (5)
Range
Southern Arizona. (6), (4), (7)
Also occurs in Mexico.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from July to October. (4)
Food
Larvae have been recorded on Desmodium (ticktrefoil). (7)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Druce, H. 1898. Descriptions of some new species of Heterocera from tropical America. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History: Zoology, Botany, and Geology. 7(2): 228
Godfrey, G.D. 1972. The last instar caterpillars of Oxycilla tripla Grote, and Colobochyla interpuncta Grote (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 78. (5)
Grote, A.R. 1895. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society held at Philadelphia. 418.