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Species Nocloa alcandra - Hodges#9799

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Nocloina
Genus Nocloa
Species alcandra (Nocloa alcandra - Hodges#9799 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nocloa alcandra (Druce, 1890)
Xanthia alcandra Druce, 1890
Phylogenetic sequence # 931583
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included nine species of the genus Nocloa in America north of Mexico. (1)
Druce (1890) listed a wingspan of 1.5" (38.1 mm.).
Southern Arizona south through Mexico and Baja California.
Holotype ♂ collected by H.H. Smith, October 1888, Tierra Colorada, in Guerrero, Mexico @ 2000'.
The adults are most common from July to August. (2)
The larval host plant is unknown. (2)
Print References
Druce, Herbert, 1890. Descriptions of new species of Lepidoptera Heterocera from Central and South America. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 515.