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Species Gerra radicalis - Hodges#9302

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Agaristinae
Genus Gerra
Species radicalis (Gerra radicalis - Hodges#9302)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gerra radicalis Walker, 1864
Diamuna adrasta Druce, 1889
* phylogenetic sequence #931967
Similar to G. sevorsa, but with front wing above with nearly evenly curved red-brown postmedian line bordered on outer side by a pale submarginal band; with three dark submarginal triangles near apex not well-developed (usually only two in number), but usually prominent and well-developed in G. sevorsa. Hind wing of G. radicalis with dark border wider.

See also Gerrodes minataea, which is larger, with the curved bands of the outer front wing curving around along the inner margin, and also with the hind wing dark border narrower.
se. Arizona and sw. New Mexico to s. Mexico
unknown, but likely uses Vitaceae as larval hosts
Print References
Walker, F. 1854. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 31: 141-142