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Species Cissusa valens - Vigorous Cissusa Moth - Hodges#8596

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Cissusa
Species valens (Vigorous Cissusa Moth - Hodges#8596)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cissusa valens (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Synedoida valens Hy. Edwards, 1881
Ulosyneda valens
Synedoida insperata Grote, 1882 (176)
Synedoida cervina Hy. Edwards, 1882 (129)
* phylogenetic sequence #930867
Explanation of Names
Specific name valens is Latin meaning "vigorous/strong/healthy."
Larva to 40 mm. (1)
Larva - see Crumb in Print References.
Adult - see Edwards in Print References.
A southwestern species that ranges from Utah east to Colorado, south to western Texas, and west to Arizona. (1), (2)
Type locality: Kanab, Utah.
Larval host is oak. (1)
Print References
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 274 (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. Descriptions of some new species of Heterocera. Papilio 1(7): 119-120
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group