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Species Pygoctenucha pyrrhoura - Hodges#8245

Pygoctenucha pyrrhoura - Hodges #8245 - Pygoctenucha pyrrhoura
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Phaegopterina
Genus Pygoctenucha
Species pyrrhoura (Pygoctenucha pyrrhoura - Hodges#8245)
Hodges Number
8245
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pygoctenucha pyrrhoura (Hulst, 1881)
Ctenucha pyrrhoura Hulst, 1881
Phylogenetic sequence # 930419
Numbers
The genus Pygoctenucha includes two species in America, north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Hulst (1881) listed the wingspan as 32 mm.
Identification
Adults description adapted from Hulst (1881).
Forewing is smoky brown with slight metallic tinge, and lighter fringe.
Thorax and abdomen are shiny metallic blue-black.
Tip of abdomen is bright red.
Forelegs have bright red along the back edge. Other legs are black.
Range
Colorado, western Texas. (2)
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1881. Descriptions of some new species of North American Lepidoptera. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 3: 77.