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Species Furcula nivea - Hodges#7938

From the UAIC: F. nivea - Furcula nivea Furcula cinerea - Furcula nivea Medium size Furcula sp, perhaps F. cinerea - Furcula nivea Furcula sp, perhaps F. cinerea - Furcula nivea Furcula nivea? - Furcula nivea Furcula nivea Furcula nivea
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Cerurinae
Genus Furcula
Species nivea (Furcula nivea - Hodges#7938)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Furcula nivea (Neumoegen, 1891)
Heterocampa nivea Neumoegen, 1891
Cerura nivea var. niveata Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Explanation of Names
nive - Latin for snow (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed six species of the genus Furcula in America north of Mexico. (2)
Southern California and Nevada to western Texas. (3)
See Also
cinerea group (4):
Furcula cinerea is found east of the Continental Divide.
Furcula cinereoides (Dyar, 1890) is found in British Columbia south into Mexico.
Furcula vargoi Miller & Wagner, 2018 is found in Colorado.
Furcula wileyi (Dyrar, 1922) is found in Alberta south through Montana and Colorado.
Furcula nalli Miller & Wagner, 2018 is found in southern Texas.
Furcula nivea (Neumögen, 1891) is found in Colorado, Utah and Arizona.
Print References
Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1924. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 5(3): 183.
Neumoegen, B., 1891. New Rhopalocera and Heterocera. The Canadian Entomologist. 23: 124.
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 22.1A
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2018. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.