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Species Azeta schausi - Hodges#8576

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Eulepidotinae
Genus Azeta
Species schausi (Azeta schausi - Hodges#8576)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Azeta schausi (Barnes & Benjamin, 1924)
Anticarsia schausi Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
Phylogenetic sequence # 931079
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of entomologist William Schaus (1858-1942), who supplied comparison material to the authors. A student of Henry Edwards, Schaus described 329 new genera and over five thousand new species of Lepidoptera, mostly from tropical America. [Randy Hardy]
There are two named species of the genus Azeta listed for America north of Mexico.(1)
Wingspan about 37 mm.
Southern Arizona
Print References
Barnes, W. & F.H. Benjamin, 1924. New species and forms of Lepidoptera (Heterocera). Entomological news, and proceedings of the Entomological Section of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 35: 16.