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Species Cecrita belfragei - Hodges#7988

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Cecrita
Species belfragei (Cecrita belfragei - Hodges#7988)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cecrita belfragei (Grote, 1879)
Heterocampa belfragei Grote, 1879
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of collector Gustave W. Belfrage (1834-1882).
Cecrita belfragei (Grote, 1879), n. comb. in Miller et al. (2021)(1), was formerly placed in the genus Rifargira in Becker (2014)(2) who transferred it from Heterocampa.
Grote (1879) reported a wingspan of 36 mm.
NV, w. TX - Map (MPG) (3), also Edwards Co. (BG data)
Type locality: Clifton, Bosque Co., TX.
The main flight period appears to be May to August. (3)
Type locality: Clifton, Bosque County, Texas.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.(3)
Print References
Blanchard(4), A. 1971. Notes on three species of Heterocampa (Doubleday) with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae). Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington 73: 252, figs. 9, 10, 15, 15a, 16. (5)
Grote, A. 1879. Identifications and descriptions of Noctuidae, with a new Heterocampa, and notes on Nemeopfila. The Canadian Entomologist 11: 209.
Neumoegen, B. & H.G. Dyar 1894. A preliminary revision of the lepidopterous family Notodontidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 21: 206.
Packard, A.S. & T. Cockerell 1895. Monograph of the Bombycine Moths of North America. National Academy of Sciences. 250.
Works Cited
1.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.
2.Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea)
Becker, V.O. 2014. Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.André Blanchard (1896- 1986)
Roy O. Kendall. 1987. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 41(4): 219-237.
5.Notes on three species of Heterocampa (Doubleday) with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae)
André Blanchard. 1971. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington, 73: 249-254 .