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Species Prodoxus barberella - Hodges#0210

Black and White - Prodoxus barberella Moth - Prodoxus barberella Ethmia sp.? - Prodoxus barberella Ethmia sp.? - Prodoxus barberella Arizona Moth - Prodoxus barberella
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Adeloidea (Fairy Moths and kin)
Family Prodoxidae (Yucca Moths)
Subfamily Prodoxinae
Genus Prodoxus (Bogus yucca moths)
Species barberella (Prodoxus barberella - Hodges#0210)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prodoxus barberella Busck, 1915; Pellmyr et al. 2005 (1)
Agavenema barberella (Busck, 1915)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Herbert Spencer Barber (1882-1950), who collected the first specimens.
Forewing length 9-12.5 mm. (2)
Southern Arizona.(2)
Type locality: Ray, Arizona, 4400' (H.S. Barber).
Larval hosts include: (3)
Agave palmeri (Palmer's century plant)
Agave schotti (Schott's century plant).
Genus Agavenema was synonymized with Prodoxus by Pellmyr et al. 2005 (1)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Busck, 1915. Descriptions of new North American Microlepidoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington. 17 : 93.
Davis, D.R. 1967. A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Prodoxinae. Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 255: 28 (keys), 99. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 1.41, p. 43.(2)
Works Cited
1.Phylogeny and life history evolution of Prodoxus yucca moths (Lepidoptera: Prodoxidae)
Pellmyr, O., M. Balcázar-Lara, D.M. Althoff, K.A. Segraves, & J. Leebens-Mack. 2005. Systematic Entomology. 31(1): 1-20.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Records of prolonged diapause in Lepidoptera
Jerry A Powell . 1986. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 25(2): 83-109.
4.A Revision of the Moths of the Subfamily Prodoxinae
Donald R. Davis. 1967. United States National Museum Bulletin, No. 255, 1-170.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems