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Species Boryzops purissima - Hodges#8643

Boryzops purissima - Hodges #8643 - Boryzops purissima - male
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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 Erebinae
Tribe Melipotini
Genus Boryzops
Species purissima (Boryzops purissima - Hodges#8643)
Hodges Number
8643
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Boryzops purissima (Dyar, 1910)
Pucialia purissima (Dyar, 1910)
Iscadia purissima Dyar, 1910
Phylogenetic sequence # 930916
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Boryzops purissima as the only member of the genus in America, north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Dyar (1910) reported a wingspan of 68 mm.
Range
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Florida, Texas, West Indies, and Mexico. (2)
Season
Heppner (2003) reported adults in January, March to August, and October to December in Florida. (2)
Food
Heppner (2003) reported the host plant is unknown. (2)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1910. Descriptions of some new species and genera of Lepidoptera from Mexico. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 38: 252.