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Species Gnophaela clappiana - Hodges#8033

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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Pericopina
Genus Gnophaela
Species clappiana (Gnophaela clappiana - Hodges#8033)
Hodges Number
8033
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gnophaela clappiana Holland, 1891 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930352
Numbers
Gnophaela includes five species in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Forewing length 21-25 mm. (3)
Identification
Forewing is much less marked than the other Gnophaela species in North America. Abdomen is iridescent blue. (3)
Comstock (1937) description of the larva is in PDF. (4)
Range
Arizona and New Mexico to Colorado. (3)
Holland described the species from specimens collected at Williams River, Colorado.
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported adults fly late July to early August. (3)
Food
Comstock (1937) did not identify the plant that the larvae were collected on. (4)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larval host is unknown. (3)
Adults are diurnal and take nectar from blooms.
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Comstock, J.A. 1937. Miscellaneous notes on western Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences.Miscellaneo, 36(3): 120. (4)
Holland, W.J. 1903. The Butterfly Book; A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of North America, 2(1): 290, plate 35, fig. 1. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, Pl. 48.3; p. 271. (3)
Works Cited
1.The Butterfly Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Butterflies of North America.
Holland, W.J. 1899. 1899. Doubleday & McClure Co., N.Y.
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.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.Miscellaneous notes on western Lepidoptera
John A. Comstock. 1937. Bulletin of The Southern California Academy of Sciences 36:111-124.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group