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Species Paraeschra tortuosa - Hodges#7918

H. tortuosa - Paraeschra tortuosa - male Moth - Paraeschra tortuosa - male Unknown Sympistis - Paraeschra tortuosa Paraeschra tortuosa - male moth - Paraeschra tortuosa - male moth - Paraeschra tortuosa - male Paraeschra georgica - Paraeschra tortuosa Erebid like Orgyia? - Paraeschra tortuosa
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Notodontinae
Genus Paraeschra
Species tortuosa (Paraeschra tortuosa - Hodges#7918)
Hodges Number
7918
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hyperaeschra tortuosa Tepper, 1881
formerly subspecies of Hyperaeschra georgica (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930011
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Hyperaeschra in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Forewing length 14-19 mm. (2)
Identification
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)
Range
Arizona to Utah, Colorado and western Texas. (3), (4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults fly March to August.
Food
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)
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