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Species Xerociris wilsonii - Wilson's Wood-nymph Moth - Hodges#9298

unknown - Xerociris wilsonii Large Black Caterpillar - Xerociris wilsonii  Wilson's Wood-nymph - Hodges #9298 - Xerociris wilsonii Please help us to identify this gem. - Xerociris wilsonii Wilson's wood-nymph moth caterpillar - Xerociris wilsonii moth - Xerociris wilsonii Caterpillar - Xerociris wilsonii Possible Eudryas unio - Xerociris wilsonii
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Agaristinae
Genus Xerociris
Species wilsonii (Wilson's Wood-nymph Moth - Hodges#9298)
Hodges Number
9298
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Xerociris wilsonii (Grote, 1863)
Ciris wilsonii Grote, 1863
Phylogenetic sequence # 931963
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Dr. Thomas B. Wilson
Numbers
The only Xerociris species found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Wingspan is 35-38 mm. (2)
Identification
In Eudryas species if the hindwing was partially visible as in these photos it would appear to be yellow with a red border. X. wilsonii has a rather distinctive marking along the inner margin that also differs from all species of Eudryas, otherwise the forewings are fairly similar.
-- Bob Patterson
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Range
South-Central Oklahoma to Mexico - Map (2),(MPG)
Season
Adults seen February to October. (3), (2)
Food
Sorrelvine, Cissus trifoliata (Vitaceae) (2)
Print References
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The larvae of the Phalaenidae U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Technical Bulletin no. 1135 p. 11 (view)