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Species Elasmia mandela - Hodges#7950.1

Elasmia mandela santanna - Elasmia mandela Elasmia mandela Elasmia packardii ?? - Elasmia mandela
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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 Nystaleinae
Genus Elasmia
Species mandela (Elasmia mandela - Hodges#7950.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Elasmia mandela (Druce, 1887)(1)
Hippia mandela Druce, 1887
Phylogenetic sequence # 930126.1
Elasmia includes three species in America north of Mexico.(1)
Elasmia cave
Elasmia mandela santanna
Elasmia packardii
Forewing length:
♂ 17-18 mm.
♀ 18-20 mm.
The subspecies Elasmia mandela santanna is found in Texas and Oklahoma
Elasmia mandela is found in Mexico and Costa Rico.
Adults are most common from April through October.
Larval host plants include:
Unganadia speciosa (Mexican buckeye).
Print References
Lafontaine J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2011. Additions and corrections to the checklist of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 149: 145-161. doi: 10.3897/zookeys149.1805.(1)
Metzler E.H. & E.C. Knudson 2011. A new species of Elasmia Möschler from New Mexico and Texas, and a new subspecies of Elasmia mandela (Druce) from Texas and Oklahoma (Lepidoptera, Notodontidae, Nystaleinae), Zookeys 149: 51-67. (2)
Internet References