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Species Ptichodis ovalis - Hodges#8753

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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 Erebinae
Tribe Euclidiini
Genus Ptichodis
Species ovalis (Ptichodis ovalis - Hodges#8753)
Hodges Number
8753
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ptichodis ovalis (Grote(1), 1883) (2)
Phurys ovalis Grote, 1883
Phylogenetic sequence # 930936 (3)
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed seven species of the genus Ptichodis in America north of Mexico. (3)
Size
Wingspan averages 28-33 mm.
Grote (1883) listed a wingspan of 33 mm.
Identification
Grote (1883) and Hampson (1913) descriptions available in print references.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Range
Arizona to western Texas.
Season
The main flight period is May to August. (5)
See Also
Ptichodis bucetum with bolder transverse lines.
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Print References
Grote, A.R., 1883. Notes on new species in Mr. Neumoegens's collection. Papilio 3: 75.
Hampson, G.F., 1913. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. London 13: 111; pl. 224, fig. 9.