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Species Orgyia falcata - Hodges#8317

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Lymantriinae (Tussock Moths)
Tribe Orgyiini
Genus Orgyia
Species falcata (Orgyia falcata - Hodges#8317)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orgyia falcata, Schaus, 1896
one of eleven species in the genus for North America north of Mexico(1)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
Arizona; Mexico
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - lists larval foodplant Oak (Quercus hypoleuca)
dimorphic species with females having reduced or no wings(1)
Print References
Douglas C. Ferguson; The Moths of America North of Mexico; Fascicle 22.2; Noctuoidea; Lymantriidae (1978)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of pinned adults.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - reference to larval foodplant and presence in Arizona.
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.