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Species Ianassa paradisus - Hodges#8019

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Ianassa
Species paradisus (Ianassa paradisus - Hodges#8019)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ianassa paradisus (Benjamin, 1932)
Schizura paradisus Benjamin, 1932
Ianassa delicatoides Benjamin, 1932
* phylogenetic sequence #930112
Explanation of Names
Ianassa paradisus (Benjamin, 1932), n. comb. in Becker (2014) (1), was formerly placed in the genus Oligocentria.
Named for Paradise, Arizona, surrounded by popular mothing locations in the Chiricahua Mountains.
Forewing length 21-28 mm.
USA: southeastern AZ and southwestern NM. (2)
Type locality (paradisus): Paradise, Cochise Co., AZ.
Holotype (delicatoides): Santa Catalina Mountains, AZ.
Known hosts include Emory oak (Quercus emoryi).
Print References
Benjamin, F.H. 1932. Pan-Pacific Entomologist 8: 56.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photo of pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea)
Becker, V.O. 2014. Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
2.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.