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Species Triprocris cyanea - Hodges#4619

Triprocris cyanea - Hodges #4630.1 - Triprocris cyanea - 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 Triprocris
Species cyanea (Triprocris cyanea - Hodges#4619)
Hodges Number
4619
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Triprocris cyanea Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #660090
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Cyane, a nymph from mythology, whose name means "dark blue," for the "deep metallic blue or green on both sides." (1)
Size
Wingspan 23-25 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1)
Range
Texas to Arizona.
Holotype collected in Babaquivera Mountains, Pima County, Arizona, United States. (1)
See Also
Compare on the plates at Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1910. New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 18: 162. (1)
Works Cited
1.New species and varieties of North American Lepidoptera.
William Barnes & James H. McDunnough. 1910. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 18(3): 149-162.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Southeast Arizona
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems