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Species Triprocris yampai - Hodges#4630

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Zygaenidae (Leaf Skeletonizer Moths)
Subfamily Procridinae
Genus Triprocris
Species yampai (Triprocris yampai - Hodges#4630)
Hodges Number
4630
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Triprocris yampai Barnes, 1905
Numbers
There are three species of the genus Triprocris in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed a forewing length of 8 mm. (3)
Range
Western Texas to Arizona. (2)
Holotype collection location: Babaquivera Mountains; Pima County, Pima, Arizona, United States.
Season
The peak flight period appears to be July and August. (4)
Food
Bruce Walsh reports the species is associated with Commicarpus scandens (L.) Standl. (Nyctaginaceae). (5), (3)
The adults are diurnal and often seen visiting flowers.
See Also

Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate. 21.9; p. 162. (3)