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Species Bruceia pulverina - Hodges#8094

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Bruceia
Species pulverina (Bruceia pulverina - Hodges#8094)
Hodges Number
8094
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bruceia pulverina Neumoegen, 1893
Phylogenetic sequence # 930213
Numbers
The genus Bruceia has two described species listed for America, north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 12-15 mm.(2)
Identification
The original description of Bruceia pulverina Neumoegen, and a revised description by Hampson (1900), are both available online at the links in the print references below.
Range
British Columbia to Wyoming and south to western Texas and southern Arizona. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from June to September. (3), (2)
Food
Larval host is unknown.(2)
Life Cycle
Life history is unknown.(2)
See Also
Bruceia hubbardi, which is smaller. (4)
Print References
Hampson, 1900, Catalogue of the Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 2: p. 514, fig. 367.
Neumoegen, 1893. New lithosid genus. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 36. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler. 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 266, pl. 46.33.(2)
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona
5.A new Lithosid genus
B Neumoegen . 1893. Journal of The New York Entomological Society 1:35-36.
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems