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Species Heterocampa lunata - Hodges#7993

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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 Heterocampa
Species lunata (Heterocampa lunata - Hodges#7993)
Hodges Number
7993
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa lunata Hy. Edwards, 1884
Phylogenetic sequence # 930085 (1)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a forewing length of 20-22 mm.(2)
Identification
Edwards (1884) original description of Heterocampa lunata is available online in the print references.
Determined by Noel McFarland.
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include Utah and Wyoming, south to western Texas and southern Arizona.(2)
Bug Guide and Moth Photographers Group extends the range to Montana.
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported adults from May to July with the peak being June to July.(2)
April to September records are known.
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larval host is unknown.(2)
Populus tremuloides (aspen) is suspected. (3)
The adults do not feed. (3)
Life Cycle
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the life cycle is unknown.(2)
Print References
Edwards, H., 1884. Some new forms of N. American moths. Papilio 4: 44.
Dyar, H.G., 1925. A note on the larvae of the Dalceridae (Lepidoptera). Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 13: 44-47.
Neumoegen, B. & H.G. Dyar, 1894. A preliminary revision of the lepidopterous family Notodontidae. A preliminary revision of the Bombyces of America north of Mexico. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 2(1): 180.
Packard, A.S., 1895. Monograph of the Bombycine moths of America north of Mexico, including their transformations and origin of the larval markings and armature. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, 7: 248. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A., 2009. Opler, Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 250; pl. 42, fig. 13. (2)