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Species Drasteria walshi - Hodges#8630.2

Drasteria walshi - female Moth - Drasteria walshi Moth - Drasteria walshi
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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 Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Drasteria
Species walshi (Drasteria walshi - Hodges#8630.2)
Hodges Number
8630.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Drasteria walshi Metlevski, 2009 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930904 (2)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of Dr. J. Bruce Walsh, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson. (1)
Size
Forewing length 19–23 mm. (1)
Range
Arizona, Pinaleno Mountains and Chiricahua Mountains. (1)
Season
Metlevski (2009) reported adults from May to June. (1)
Food
Larval host plant is unknown. (1)
See Also
Drasteria tejonica is smaller and has a bolder black pattern on the hindwings.
Print References
Metlevski, J. & G. Zolnerowich, 2009. A new species of Drasteria Hübner (Noctuidae, Catocalinae, Melipotini) from Arizona, with comments on the genus. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 63(1): 5, figs. 4-9, 18-20. (1)
Works Cited
1.A new species of Drasteria Hübner (Noctuidae, Catocalinae, Melipotini) from Arizona, with comments on the genus.
Jan Metlevski, Gregory Zolnerowich. 2009. Journal of the Lepidopterists’ Society 63(1): 1–10.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Southeast Arizona