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Species Euchaetes polingi - Hodges#8240

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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 Euchaetes
Species polingi (Euchaetes polingi - Hodges#8240)
Hodges Number
8240
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchaetes polingi (Cassino, 1928)
Euchaetias polingi Cassino, 1928
Phylogenetic sequence # 930414
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of ornithologist and entomologist Otho C. Poling (1879-1929) of Quincy, Illinois. Poling collected throughout the mountains and deserts of the American southwest, including California, southern Arizona, New Mexico, west Texas and Utah in two distinct periods (1900-1906 and 1922-1929). Many of his specimens were described by William Barnes and he had fourteen species of moths named for him. (1)
Numbers
The genus Euchaetes includes 12 species listed for America, north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Size
Cassino (1928) reported the wingspan.
♂ 28 mm.
♀ 37 mm.
Identification
Adult description adapted from Cassino (1928).
Forewing is dark gray with no markings; costa has a white edge. Hindwings are also dark gray but often slightly lighter. Underside of both wings a dark gray. Head is black, with a few red hairs behind the eyes; between the head and thorax there a few white hairs. The femur of the front legs, and the base of the palpi have red hairs. Middle and hind legs are black. The dorsal of abdomen is red with black spots on each segment. Ventral of abdomen is dark gray, and the sides are red with a black spot per segment. The end of the males abdomen has red hairs; females have white tips of abdomen. The abdomen of males is a much deeper crimson than the females.
Range
Texas and Oklahoma to Arizona. (4), (5), (6)
Holotype ♂ is labeled Brewster Co., Tex. June 1 1927, "illegible".
Print References
Cassino, S.E., 1928. Some new Lasiocampidae. The Lepidopterist, 4(12): 93.