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Species Walterella ocellata - Hodges#9830

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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 Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Nocloina
Genus Walterella
Species ocellata (Walterella ocellata - Hodges#9830)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Walterella ocellata (Barnes & McDunnough, 1910)
Prothrinax ocellata Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 (1)
Walterella eudesmia, Dyar, 1921 (2)
* phylogenetic sequence #931604
The only member of genus Walterella in North America.(3)
Wingspan about 30-35 mm.
Southern California and southern Nevada to western Texas. (4), (5), (6)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Type: Tempe, Arizona. (7)
Most records are from January through March. (5)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. B. McDunnough, 1910. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 42(7): 246. (1)
Dyar, H. G. 1921. New forms of American moths. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus 9(4-6): 62 (Walterella eudesmia) (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
BOLD - photo of pinned adult
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - listed for Arizona and link to photo of pinned adults(6)
Moth Photographers Group - related species for comparison