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Species Policocnemis ungulatus - Hodges#9846

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Triocnemidina
Genus Policocnemis
Species ungulatus (Policocnemis ungulatus - Hodges#9846)
Hodges Number
9846
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Policocnemis ungulatus Benjamin, 1932
Phylogenetic sequence # 931608
Numbers
Policocnemis ungulatus is the only member of the genus found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Benjamin (1932) reported the wingspan.
♂ 26-29 mm.
♀ 33 mm.
Identification
Distinctive forewing pattern.
Males have white hindwings.
Females have fuscous hindwings and are slightly larger.
Range
Western Texas and southern New Mexico. (2)
Habitat
Arid mountainous regions.
Season
The flight period is April to September. (3), (2)
Food
The larval host plant is unknown. (2)
See Also
Some Symmerista species could possibly be confused with Policocnemis ungulatus
Print References
Benjamin, F.H., 1932. New Phalaenidae from the southwestern part of the United States (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences, 31: 31.