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Species Gnamptonychia ventralis - Hodges#8057

Looks like Cisseps fulvicollis, but has yellow legs - Gnamptonychia ventralis Gnamptonychia ventralis Lichen Moth - Gnamptonychia ventralis Neoilliberis fusca - Gnamptonychia ventralis Gnamptonychia ventralis? - Gnamptonychia ventralis Gnamptonychia ventralis? - Gnamptonychia ventralis Gnamptonychia ventralis - female Gnamptonychia ventralis? - Gnamptonychia ventralis
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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 Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Lithosiina
Genus Gnamptonychia
Species ventralis (Gnamptonychia ventralis - Hodges#8057)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnamptonychia ventralis Barnes & Lindsey, 1921
Phylogenetic sequence # 930231
Explanation of Names
ventralis referring to the orange-yellow color of the underside (ventral) of the thorax and abdomen.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Gnamptonychia ventralis as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico.(1)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length 19-20 mm. (2)
The original description of Gnamptonychia ventralis Barnes & Lindsey, is available online in the print references below.
Arizona(3) to western Texas. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly June through August. (2), (4)
Print References
Barnes, W. & A.W. Lindsey 1921. Notes and new species (Lep., Arctiidae). Entomological News and Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. 32(1): 297.
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 267; plate 46, fig. 42. (2)