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Species Heterocampa belfragei - Hodges#7988

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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Heterocampinae
Genus Heterocampa
Species belfragei (Heterocampa belfragei - Hodges#7988)
Hodges Number
7988
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Heterocampa belfragei Grote, 1879
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of collector Gustave W. Belfrage (1834-1882).
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 21 species of the genus Heterocampa in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Grote (1879) reported a wingspan of 36 mm.
Range
NV, w. TX - Map (MPG) (2), also Edwards Co. (BG data)
Season
The main flight period appears to be May to August. (2)
Remarks
Type locality: Clifton, Bosque County, Texas.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.(2)
Print References
Blanchard(3), 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. (4)
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.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 .
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.André Blanchard (1896- 1986)
Roy O. Kendall. 1987. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 41(4): 219-237.
4.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 .