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Species Paraeschra tortuosa - Hodges#7918

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Notodontinae
Genus Paraeschra
Species tortuosa (Paraeschra tortuosa - Hodges#7918)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperaeschra tortuosa Tepper, 1881
formerly subspecies of Hyperaeschra georgica (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930011
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Hyperaeschra in America north of Mexico.(1)
Forewing length 14-19 mm. (2)
There is a prominent black extension of the forewing along the inner margin in both sexes. Hindwing is white in males and gray in the females. (2)
Arizona to Utah, Colorado and western Texas. (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly March to August.
The larval host plants include Querus species (oak). (2)
See Also
Hyperaeschra georgica

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Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 248.(2)
Internet References