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Species Euchaetes perlevis - Hodges#8233

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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Euchaetes
Species perlevis (Euchaetes perlevis - Hodges#8233)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchaetes perlevis Grote, 1882 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #930407
Explanation of Names
Perlevis is Latin per + levis meaning "very slight" for its "small size." (1)
Wingspan about 23-26 mm. (2), (1)
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Arizona, New Mexico and western Texas. (3)
The larval hosts are milkweeds. (2)
Life Cycle
Prepupal larvae construct a cocoon incorporating the larval hairs. (2)
Euchaetes have been extensively studied by chemical ecologists and behaviorists for their use of courtship ultrasound.
See Also
Print References
Grote, A.R. 1882. New Arizonian and Texan moths. Papilio 2(8): 131. (1)
Hampson, G.F. 1901. Arctidae plates. Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum 3: pl.48, f.19
Works Cited
1.New Arizonian and Texan moths.
Augustus Radcliffe Grote. 1882. Papilio 2(8): 131-133.
2.Euchaetes perlevis
3.North American Moth Photographers Group