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Species Givira minuta - Hodges#2672

Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Clearwing Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Hypoptinae
Genus Givira
Species minuta (Givira minuta - Hodges#2672)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Givira minuta Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 640020
There are more than 15 Givira species in America north of Mexico. (3), (4)
Wingspan 17 mm. (1)
Small, male antennae slightly bipectinate, secondaries dark. See Barnes & McDunnough, 1911:13; pl. 4, fig. 2. (5)
Southern Arizona. (3), (1)
Adults are reported during April. (3)
See Also
Givira n. sp., a larger undescribed species found in AZ and NM with both forewings and hindwings more pale and antennae more strongly bipectinate, has been confused with this species on various websites.
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1910:463. (1)
Barnes & McDunnough, 1911:13; pl. 4, fig. 2. (5)
Works Cited
1.New North American Cossidae
W. Barnes, J. McDunnough. 1910. Entomological News Philadelphia 21: 463-466.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.Revision of the Cossidae of North America
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough. 1911. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1(1): 1-35.