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Species Lophocampa annulosa - Santa Ana Tussock Moth - Hodges#8216

6023516 - Lophocampa annulosa tiger moth caterpillar - Lophocampa annulosa TX - Caterpillar - Lophocampa annulosa yellow caterpillar - Lophocampa annulosa Near Texas Ebony tree - Lophocampa annulosa Texas SE Gulf Coast - Lophocampa annulosa Caterpillar on Texas Ebony Tree - Lophocampa annulosa Lophocampa annulosa
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Lophocampa
Species annulosa (Santa Ana Tussock Moth - Hodges#8216)
Hodges Number
8216
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lophocampa annulosa (Walker, 1855)
Halysidota annulosa Walker, 1855
* phylogenetic sequence #930375
Explanation of Names
Specific name annulosa is Latin meaning "ringed."
Identification
Adult - tan tussock moth with chainlike light brown markings, a brown PM line with a small white dot, and near the trailing edge of the wings is a small dark brown dot.
Range
southern Texas, southern Arizona and south into South America. (1)
Type locality: Venezuela
Remarks
Many of the caterpillars posted here were originally posted as Lophocmapa catenulata. But during a conversation with Bob Patterson about MPG, Bob pointed out that "Neither the number 8216.1 nor the species Lophocampa catenulata is on the North American checklist." Chris Schmidt, the authority on Arctiinae, noted that the catenulata-like species from south TX is L. annulosa, and may in fact be the same species as the Costa Rican L. catenulata, but this needs work still. We're moving all the images here, till more work is done.
Print References
Walker, F. 1855. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 3: 738