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Species Toronia perplexa - Hodges#2695

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Cossinae
Genus Toronia
Species perplexa (Toronia perplexa - Hodges#2695)
Hodges Number
2695
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toronia perplexa (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1893) (1)
Miacora perplexa (Neumoegen & Dyar, 1893) (1)
Trypanus perplexa Neumoegen & Dyar 1893 (2)
Numbers
Toronia includes two species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Forewing length: (4)
♂ 17-21 mm.
♀ 20-24 mm.
Identification
Forewing gray with brown shading along the base and inner margin half. Well defined dark transverse lines that are forked to form a double Y pattern. Short scattered very short, dark marks throughout. Hindwing lacks any marks and is a pale gray.
Range
Colorado and western Texas to California and Oregon. (5), (6), (7). (4)
Habitat
Montane. (4)
Season
Adults fly from June to September, with July being the most active period. (4)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (4)
See Also
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Neumoegen & Dyar, 1893. New species and varieties of Bombyces. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 1: 31. (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 127, Pl. 13.14. (4)
Schoorl, J.W., 1990. A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Zoölogische Verhandelingen, 263: 1-295.(PDF)(1)