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Species Gluphisia wrightii - Hodges#7932

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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 Notodontinae
Genus Gluphisia
Species wrightii (Gluphisia wrightii - Hodges#7932 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gluphisia wrightii Hy. Edwards, 1886
Phylogenetic sequence # 930020 (1)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Mr. William Greenwood Wright, who published works on California Lepidoptera.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed five species of the genus Gluphisia in America north of Mexico.(1)
The wingspan averages 30-42 mm.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
California to Utah and New Mexico. (2), (3)
The adults are reported March to September, but most common from July to September. (3)
Threatened or rare species.
See Also
Common Gluphisia - Gluphisia septentrionis
Print References
Packard, A.S., 1895. Monograph of the Bombycine Moths of North America. National Academy of Sciences. 93.