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Species Phymatopus hectoides - Hodges#0036

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hepialoidea (Ghost Moths)
Family Hepialidae (Ghost Moths)
Genus Phymatopus
Species hectoides (Phymatopus hectoides - Hodges#0036)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phymatopus hectoides (Boisduval, 1868)
Hepialus hectoides Boisduval, 1868
Epialus modestus H. Edwards, 1873
Hepialus inutilis H. Edwards, 1881
Forewing length 13-16 mm. (1)
Colorada, Utah and Oregon. (1). Mountains of southern Arizona. (2)
Wide variety of habitats often in association with oaks and high into the mountains. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Moths of Southeast Arizona