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Species Cephalospargeta elongata - Hodges#9837

Cephalospargata elongata - Cephalospargeta elongata
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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 Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Nolinae
Genus Cephalospargeta
Species elongata (Cephalospargeta elongata - Hodges#9837)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cephalospargeta elongata Möschler, 1890
Phylogenetic sequence # 931140
The only species found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Hampson (1909) reported the wingspan:
♂ 22 mm.
♀ 24 mm.
Hampson (1909) description online: 224.
Extreme southern Texas to Central America.
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Texas records from May and September. (2)
Print References
Hampson, 1909. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum, p. 224.