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Species Astiptodonta wymola - Hodges#7970

Litodonta aonides - Astiptodonta wymola Moth  - Astiptodonta wymola Moth - Astiptodonta wymola Moth - Astiptodonta wymola Greenish moth - Astiptodonta wymola Litodonta wymola - Astiptodonta wymola - female Egg - Astiptodonta wymola Astiptodonta wymola
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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 Heterocampinae
Genus Astiptodonta
Species wymola (Astiptodonta wymola - Hodges#7970)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Astiptodonta wymola (Barnes, 1905)
Heterocampa wymola Barnes, 1905
Phylogenetic sequence # 930062
Explanation of Names
Astiptodonta wymola (Barnes, 1905), n. comb. in Miller et al. (2021)(1), was formerly placed in the genus Litodonta.
Specific epithet refers to the collection site of Wymola, Arizona.
Forewing length 14-16 mm. (2)
Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. (1)
Type locality: Santa Clara Mts., Pinal Co., AZ.
Adults have been collected April to October, possibly three flights.(2)
Larval host is Fouquieria splendens (ocotillo) .
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. 1905. New species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist 37(6): 214
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p.250, pl.42.9 (2)
Works Cited
1.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.