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Species Mursa phtisialis - Hodges#8477.2

Hodges#8477.2 – Mursa phtisialis  - Mursa phtisialis
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Classification
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 Boletobiinae
Tribe Phytometrini
Genus Mursa
Species phtisialis (Mursa phtisialis - Hodges#8477.2)
Hodges Number
8477.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mursa phtisialis (Guenée, 1854)
Physula phtisialis Guenée, 1854
Mursa calisalis (Walker, 1859) (1)
Aganzagara disparatalis (Walker, [1866]) (1)
Numbers
One named species of Mursa in America north of Mexico.(2)
Size
Wingspan average 19 mm. (3)
Identification
Range
Strays to Texas and Florida. (3), (4)
West Indies, Mexico to South America. (4)
Holotype: Haiti. (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
January to February, August, November to December. (3), (4)
Food
Larval host is Malva acuta. The species is not known to breed in the United States. (3), (4)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Boisduval & Guenée 1854. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Spécies Général des Lépidoptères. p. 87 (read online *French)