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Species Enaemia pupula - Hodges#2405

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Lacturidae (Tropical Burnet Moths)
Genus Enaemia
Species pupula (Enaemia pupula - Hodges#2405)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Enaemia pupula (Hübner, 1827)
Phylogenetic sequence # 075200
Explanation of Names
Enaemia pupula (Hübner, [1831]), n. comb. in Heppner (2019), was formerly in the genus Lactura.
Wingspan 17-25 mm. (1)
Adult: forewing white with several black streaks in upper half, and several black oblong spots in lower half; hindwing rosy pink to dark orange.
Nebraska, Illinois and Kentucky, south to Florida through Texas. (2), (3)
New growth of Sideroxylon species. (2)
Print References
Heppner, J.B., 2019. Reassessment of Old World Lactura and validity of Enaemia for New World species (Lepidoptera: Zygaenoidea: Lacturidae). Lepidoptera Novae, 11(1-2): 7-14.
Internet References
placement of Lactura in family Lacturidae by Heppner (Brian Pitkin, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
presence in Illinois; list (Illinois State Museum)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
2.Revision of the North American Lactura (Lepidoptera, Zygaenoidea, Lacturidae)
Matson, T.A., D.L. Wagner, S.E. Miller. 2019. ZooKeys, 846: 75–116.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group