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Species Ectypia mexicana - Hodges#8248

Ectypia mexicana - Hodges #8248 - Ectypia mexicana - female Ectypia mexicana
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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 Ectypia
Species mexicana (Ectypia mexicana - Hodges#8248)
Hodges Number
8248
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ectypia mexicana (Dognin, 1911)
Euverna mexicana Dognin 1911
Size
Wingspan about 38 mm.(1).
Identification
Appears to be distinguished from Ectypia clio by having thinner black streaks on the FWs and only two black stripes on the thorax. Both species are distinguished from Ectypia bivittata by have black streaks on the FWs rather than a series of spots and short dashes.
Range
Described from a single male from "Mexico"; CONABIO lists records from Federal District and Querétaro. Records in Texas include Brewster, Jeff Davis, and Uvalde counties (Lepidopterist's Society Seasonal Database).
Season
Records in Texas are from April and July-September. Records in central Mexico from March-July.
Remarks
Original description in French is available here from Biodiversity Heritage Library.(1)