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Species Macrurocampa dorothea - Hodges#7976

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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 Heterocampinae
Genus Macrurocampa
Species dorothea (Macrurocampa dorothea - Hodges#7976)
Hodges Number
7976
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Macrurocampa dorothea Dyar, 1896
Fentonia dorothea
Macrurocampa miranda Dyar, 1905
Fentonia dorothea race frisoni Barnes & Benjamin 1927
* phylogenetic sequence #930068
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet dorothea likely in honor of the Dyar's newborn daughter, Dorothy (1896-1965).
Size
Forewing length 18-24 mm. (1)
Identification
Larva - blue-green with red-brown and yellow mid-dorsal stripe. (1)
Range
Utah and Colorado south through Arizona, New Mexico, and west Texas. (1)
Type locality: Las Vegas, San Miguel County, New Mexico.
Food
Larval hosts are oaks and Arizona madrone (Arbutus arizonica). (1)
Remarks
Abundant in the mountains of southeastern Arizona during July and August but appearing as early as May. (1)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1896. Notes on some moths from the collection of Mr. A. Bolter. The Canadian Entomologist 28(7): 176-177, f.19
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p.250, pl.42.10f (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.