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Species Pygarctia neomexicana - Hodges#8251

Pygarctia neomexicana Possibly Pygarctia neomexicana ? - Pygarctia neomexicana Possibly Pygarctia neomexicana ? - Pygarctia neomexicana Virbia species? - Pygarctia neomexicana Pygarctia neomexicana in the morning  - Pygarctia neomexicana
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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Pygarctia
Species neomexicana (Pygarctia neomexicana - Hodges#8251 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pygarctia neomexicana Barnes, 1904
Phylogenetic sequence # 930425
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included 9 species of the genus Pygarctia in America north of Mexico.(1)

Det. Bob Patterson and Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey)
sw US (AZ-TX-CO-UT) (few records) - Map (MPG)
The flight period is April to September. (2)
The larval host is unknown.
See Also

Euchaetes perlevis lacks the white forewing fringe.

Ctenucha multifaria found in California and has blue abdomen
Print References
Barnes, W., 1904. New species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist, 36(6): 165-173. (3)
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.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.New species of North American Lepidoptera
William Barnes. 1904. The Canadian Entomologist, 36(8): 237-244 .
4.Butterflies of North America