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Species Spragueia cleta - Hodges#9123

Spragueia cleta - Hodges #9123 - Spragueia cleta moth - Spragueia cleta Moth - Spragueia cleta
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Spragueia
Species cleta (Spragueia cleta - Hodges#9123)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spragueia cleta (Druce, 1889)
Agrophila cleta Druce, 1889 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 931383
Spragueia has 12 species in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Description can be found at
The original description as Agrophila cleta Druce, is available online in the print references below.
Abdomen is ringed with yellow-white bands. (4)
Arizona, Mexico, and Central America. (2), (4), (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly June through September. (2)
Larval host unknown. (4)
See Also


Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Druce, 1889. Biologia Centrali-Americana. p. 302.