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Species Virbia costata - Hodges#8115

Moth - Virbia costata Virbia ribocundaria, Ruddy Homolina Moth, Hodges #8122 ? - Virbia costata Virbia costata Erebidae? - Virbia costata unknown moth - Virbia costata Virbia costata? - Virbia costata Virbia costata Arizona Moth for ID - Virbia costata
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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 Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Arctiina
Genus Virbia
Species costata (Virbia costata - Hodges#8115)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Orig. Comb: Crocota costata Stretch 1885
Syn: Holomelina costata (Stretch)
24 mm wingspan - MPG
AZ-TX-OK-UT, stray to MT - MPG
May-Sept - MPG
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