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Species Neoprocris prunivora - Hodges#4631.1

Neoprocris prunivora - Hodges #4631.1 - Neoprocris prunivora - male
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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 Neoprocris
Species prunivora (Neoprocris prunivora - Hodges#4631.1)
Hodges Number
4631.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoprocris prunivora Tarmann, 1984
Numbers
There are two named species of Neoprocris in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Forewing has a metallic sheen.
Range
Central and western Texas, Arizona.
Habitat
Oak woodlands, chaparral, and canyons.
Food
The host plant is Prunus serotina Ehrh. (black cherry).
Remarks
Adults are diurnal(2).
See Also
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