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Species Praeschausia zapata - Hodges#8001

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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 Praeschausia
Species zapata (Praeschausia zapata - Hodges#8001)
Hodges Number
8001
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Praeschausia zapata (Schaus, 1920) (1)
Kalkoma zapata Schaus, 1920
Phylogenetic sequence #930094.00 (2)
Explanation of Names
This Mexican species possibly named in honor of Emiliano Zapata, killed in 1919 during the Mexican Revolution.
Numbers
The type species and the only member of Praeschausia in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Schaus (1921) reported a wingspan of 20 mm.
Range
Mexico and rarely southern Arizona and west Texas. (3)
Type locality: Presidio River, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Remarks
Mexican species not often encountered in the United States. Bruce Walsh collected two dozen from Harshaw, Portal, Pena Blanca, and Brown Canyon in southern Arizona during the "banner year" of 2011. (4)
See Also
Theroa zethus
Print References
Schaus, W. 1921. New species of Lepidoptera in the United States National Museum. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 57: 140.
Works Cited
1.Notes and descriptions, American Notodontidae.
Foster H. Benjamin. 1931. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 8(2): 55-60.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Bruce Walsh comment.