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Species Lycomorpha desertus - Hodges#8088

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 Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Cisthenina
Genus Lycomorpha
Species desertus (Lycomorpha desertus - Hodges#8088)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lycomorpha desertus Hy. Edwards, 1881
Phylogenetic sequence # 930202
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed six species of Lycomorpha in America, north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Edwards (1881) reported a wingspan of about 31 mm.
Resembles Lycomorpha pholus, but with the black area of the forewing less extensive.
Thorax orange.
♀ abdomen is orange both above and below.
♂ abdomen, antennae, and tarsi are black
Holotype ♂ and ♀ collected in Tucson, Arizona, W.S. Edwards.
See Also
Lycomorpha pholus with wider black area.
Print References
Edwards, H., 1881. A new genus and some new forms of North American Zygaenidae. Papilio, 1: 81.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Revised checklist of the tiger moths of the Continental United States and Canada
B. Christian Schmidt & Paul A. Opler. 2008. Zootaxa 1677: 1–23.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
3.North American Moth Photographers Group