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Species Chamaeclea basiochrea - Hodges#9790

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Genus Chamaeclea
Species basiochrea (Chamaeclea basiochrea - Hodges#9790)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Malvastrum seedcopper (1)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chamaeclea basiochrea Barnes & McDunnough (2), 1916
syn. Chamaeclea mapensa Dyar, 1919
Phylogenetic sequence # 931760
Chamaeclea includes two species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Forewing length 10-12 mm. (4)
The original description is available in the print references below.
Southern Texas. (5), (6), (4)
Eastern Mexico to Veracruz. (6),
Type localities: USA: Texas, Brownsville & San Benito. (4)
The flight period is September to November. (6), (5)
The larvae feed on the flower and seeds of Malvastrum (false mallow). (1)
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1916, Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 3(1): 12, pl. 3, fig. 22.
Poole, R.W., 1995. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 26.1. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 155; pl. 4.49-50. (4)