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Species Apantesis proxima - Mexican Tiger Moth - Hodges#8181

Apantesis proxima pupa - Apantesis proxima - female
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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Arctiina
Genus Apantesis
Species proxima (Mexican Tiger Moth - Hodges#8181)
Hodges Number
8181
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Notarctia proxima (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)
Apantesis proxima (Guérin-Méneville, 1844)
Chelonia proxima Guérin-Méneville, 1844
formerly treated as a subgenus of Grammia by some authors
Phylogenetic sequence # 930276 (1)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) lists two species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) lists the forewing length 14-20 mm. (2)
Identification
The adults are sexually dimorphic with the hindwing reddish-pink in the female and white in the male.
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reports the range to include southeastern Oregon and southern Idaho to Nevada, western Utah, and all of California except the northern coastal region.(2)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reports several flight from April to October. (2)
See Also
Grammia nevadensis has one black spot on each side of ptagia (collar), whereas the ptagia is unmarked in Mexican Tiger Moth
Print References
Guérin-Méneville, 1844. Iconographie du règne animal de G. Cuvier. London, p. 514.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 268; plate 46, fig. 58-59. (2)