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Species Paleophobetron perornata - Hodges#4651

Palaeophobetron perornata - Hodges #4651 - Paleophobetron perornata - male Palaeophobetron perornata - Hodges #4651  - Paleophobetron perornata - male Palaeophobetron perornata (Dyar) - Paleophobetron perornata moth - Paleophobetron perornata
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Paleophobetron
Species perornata (Paleophobetron perornata - Hodges#4651)
Hodges Number
4651
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paleophobetron perornata (Dyar, 1905)
Epiperola perornata Dyar, 1905 (1)
Numbers
Paleophobetron perornata is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 26 mm. ♂ (1)
Identification

Determined E. Knudson (3)
Range
Rare stray to Arizona and Texas. (3)
Ranges south to at least French Guiana. (1)
Type specimen: ♂ collected by William Schaus at St. Jean, Maroni River, French Guiana. (1)
Season
Taken Aug 18, 1949 at Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains, Pima Co., Arizona. (Smithsonian specimen)
Taken May 6, 1984 at Santa Ana NWR, Alamo, Hidalgo Co., TX (Knudson & Rickard 1984)
Taken Apr 28, 2010, Medina Co., Texas. (photo posted here) Texas Lepidoptera Survey collection
Photographed Sept. 11, 2010, Utley, Bastrop Co., TX (photo posted here)
Taken (date?) from the Baboquvari Mountains, Arizona (Epstein and Adams)
Food
Larval foodplant is Mistletoe in Costa Rica.
Life Cycle
Double brooded in Panama (Forbes 1942)
Print References
Dyar, H. 1906. A list of North American cochlidian moths, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 29(1423): 383. (1)
Forbes, W.T.M. 1942. The Lepidoptera of Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 90(2): 265-406. Full Text
Knudson, E. & M. Rickard. 1984. Zone Reports: Zone I Texas. Southern Lepidopterists' News 6(2): 8. Full PDF. (4)
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, Pl. 20.41f, 20.42m; p. 163.(5)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A list of North American cochlidian moths, with descriptions of new genera and species
Harrison G. Dyar. 1905. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 29(1423): 359-396.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 3C: Micro-Moths and Geometroids
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2008. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 30 pp., 18 plates.
4.Southern Lepidopterists Society
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.