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Species Litodonta gigantea - Hodges#7972

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Litodonta
Species gigantea (Litodonta gigantea - Hodges#7972)
Hodges Number
7972
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Litodonta gigantea Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Phylogenetic sequence # 930064
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed six Litodonta species found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 18-23 mm.(2)
Identification
Barnes & Benjamin (1924) original description is available online and linked in the print references.
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Southeastern Arizona, southern New Mexico and western Texas. (2)
Holotype from Arizona, Palmerlee, Huachuca Mts.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most often reported from July to September. (4)
Food
Unknown.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1924. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 5(3): 178.
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 42, fig. 8; p. 250.(2)