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Species Orgyia falcata - Hodges#8317

Tussock Larva - Orgyia falcata Orgyia falcata larva - Orgyia falcata Orgyia falcata - male Orgyia falcata - male Orgyia falcata Orgyia falcata - female Madera caterpillar - Orgyia falcata Orgyia falcata
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Classification
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
8317
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orgyia falcata, Schaus, 1896
Numbers
one of eleven species in the genus for North America north of Mexico(1)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
Range
Arizona; Mexico
Food
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - lists larval foodplant Oak (Quercus hypoleuca)
Remarks
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.