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Species Harrisina coracina - Hodges#4622

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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 Zygaenidae (Leaf Skeletonizer Moths)
Subfamily Procridinae
Genus Harrisina
Species coracina (Harrisina coracina - Hodges#4622)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Harrisina coracina (Clemens, 1860)
Aglaope coracina Clemens 1860 (1)
Clemens (1860) stated "The entire insect is black, without the orange colored prothorax of Harrisina [Aglaope] americana. (1)
These two individuals determined by Ed Knudson, Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston, TX.
c. to s. TX - Map (MPG).
Mar-Nov (MPG)
Larval host plant is thought to be Vitis vinifera (Common Grape Vine).
First recorded from the US by Morris (1862) from Captian Carl Pope's US-Mexico Boundary Survey in the early 1850's.
Print References
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology. No. 7. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 539. (1)
Harrison G. Dyar, 1895. The larva of Harrisina coracina Clemens. Psyche 7 (235) pp. 306-307. PDF
Morris, J.G., 1862. Synopsis of the described Lepidoptera of North America. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 284.
Works Cited
1.Contributions to American Lepidopterology. No. 7.
B. Clemons. 1860. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 12: 522- 547.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems