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Species Ceratonyx arizonensis - Hodges#6778

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Geometroidea (Geometrid and Swallowtail Moths)
Family Geometridae (Geometrid Moths)
Subfamily Ennominae
Tribe Nacophorini
Genus Ceratonyx
Species arizonensis (Ceratonyx arizonensis - Hodges#6778)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ceratonyx arizonensis (Capps, 1950)
Stenocharis arizonensis Capps, 1950
Papago arizonensis (Capps, 1950) (1)
Wingspan: ♂ 35-40 mm, ♀ 37-43 mm.
Adult - See Capps and Rindge descriptions in Print References.
Larva & Pupa - See Franclemont description in Print References.
Known only from the mountains of southern Arizona. (2)
Type locality: Hereford, Huachuca Mountains, Cochise County, Arizona.
Adults fly May through August. (2)
Larval hosts include showy goldeneye (Heliomeris multiflora) and heartleaf goldeneye (Viguiera cordifolia). (3), (4), (5), (2)
Print References
Capps, H.W., 1950. A new species of Stenocharis Grossbeck and transfer of three related species to the genus (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 49(1): 12
Franclemont, J.G., 1967. Identity of Ceratonyx satanaria, and the larva and pupa of C. arizonensis (Geometridae, Ennominae). Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 21(1): 11-14 (PDF)
Rindge, F.H., 1975. A revision of the moth genus Ceratonyx (Lepidoptera, Geometridae). American Museum novitates 2564: 6-10 (PDF) (2)
Works Cited
1.A revision of the New World Nacophorini (Lepidoptera, Geometridae)
Frederick H. Rindge. 1983. Bulletin of the AMNH 175(2).
2.A revision of the moth genus Ceratonyx (Lepidoptera, Geometridae).
Frederick H. Rindge. 1975. American Museum novitates ; no. 2564.
3.Moths of Southeast Arizona
4.Ceratonyx arizonensis
5.unknown moth larva 1a