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Species Symmerista zacualpana - Hodges#7955

Symmerista sp. - Symmerista zacualpana - female Symmerista sp. 9 day old larvae - Symmerista zacualpana Symmerista sp. 19 day old larvae - Symmerista zacualpana Symmerista sp. 40 day old larvae - Symmerista zacualpana Symmerista sp. 59 day old larva - Symmerista zacualpana Symmerista sp. 72 day old larva - Symmerista zacualpana zacualpana? - Symmerista zacualpana Unknown Moth - Symmerista zacualpana
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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 Notodontidae (Prominent Moths)
Subfamily Nystaleinae
Genus Symmerista
Species zacualpana (Symmerista zacualpana - Hodges#7955)
Hodges Number
7955
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Symmerista zacualpana (Draudt, 1932)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930131
Explanation of Names
Zacualpan is a town in Mexico.
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed five species of the genus Symmerista in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
New Mexico to southern California; Mexico. (4), (5)
Holotype collected in Arizona; Santa Cruz County; Pena Blanca, Nogales, J.H. Hessel, 1967.
Season
The adults appear to be most common from June to October. (4)
Food
The larval host plant includes Quercus L. (oak).
Life Cycle
See Also
Symmerista are best determined by genitalia or DNA.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (4)