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Species Eudocima apta - Hodges#8543

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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 Calpinae (Fruit-piercing Moths)
Tribe Ophiderini
Genus Eudocima
Species apta (Eudocima apta - Hodges#8543)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Apta fruit-piercing moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Ophideres apta Walker, [1858]
Eudocima materna (Linnaeus) is considered to be an Old World species and is replaced in the New World by Eudocima apta (Walker). (Zilli & Hogenes 2002)
2 spp. n. of Mex. (1), (Brou 2006)
wing length: 45 mm (Brou 2006)
See MPG, (Brou 2006). Members of this genus are sexually dimorphic.
TX-LA, FL / Cuba / Mex. to S. Amer. - MPG, (Brou 1994), (2): (Fig 8, plate 11)
Jan-Aug - (Brou 1994), MPG, (BG data)
Type Locality: Brazil
Print References
Brou, V.A. 1994. New records of two fruit-piercing moths encountered in Louisiana and other southern states. Southern Lepidopterists’ News 16: 39-40.
Brou Jr., V.A. 2006. A New US Record for the tropical fruit-piercing moth Eudocima serpentifera (Walker, 1858) Southern Lepidopterists’ News 28: 105-108. Full PDF
Brou Jr., V.A. 2007. A New US Record for a tropical fruit-piercing moth. News Lepid. Soc. 49(1): 35, 37. PDF
Brou Jr., V.A. 2007. A New US Record for a tropical fruit-piercing moth. News Lepid. Soc. 49(Supplement S1), in 2006 Season Summary Cover.
Walker, F. 1857 [1858]. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. London. Vol. 13: 983-1236
Zilli, A. and W. Hogenes. 2002. An annotated list of the fruit piercing moth genus Eudocima Billberg, 1820 (sensu Poole) with descriptions of four new species (Lepidoptrera: Noctuidae, Catocalinae). Quadrifina 5: 153-207.
Internet References
Georgia Leps - James Adams, 2001
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
2.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.