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Species Cryptophobetron oropeso - Hodges#4674

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Cryptophobetron
Species oropeso (Cryptophobetron oropeso - Hodges#4674 )
Hodges Number
4674
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cryptophobetron oropeso (Barnes, 1905)
Limacodes oropeso Barnes, 1905
Size
Forewing length 7-10 mm. (1)
Identification
Range
Western Texas; Baja California to southern Arizona and north to Nevada. (2), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Dry areas where Fouquieria splendens (ocotillo) is found.
Season
Adults are first seen during March in Arizona and July to September in other areas.(1)
Food
Larvae have been found on Fouquieria splendens Engelm. (ocotillo), and likely uses other plants. (1)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. 1905. New species of North American Lepidoptera. The Canadian Entomologist. 37: 215.
Dyar, H.G. 1906. List of American cochlidian moths, with descriptions of new genera and species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 29: 390. (3)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 20.45, p. 163.(1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Moths of Southeast Arizona
3.A list of North American cochlidian moths, with descriptions of new genera and species
Harrison G. Dyar. 1905. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 29(1423): 359-396.