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Species Caphys arizonensis - Hodges#5537

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Chrysauginae
Genus Caphys
Species arizonensis (Caphys arizonensis - Hodges#5537)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Caphys arizonensis Munroe, 1970 (1)
Explanation of Names
The species epithet is a derivative of the location.
Caphys arizonensis is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (3)
Forewing length as 11-14 mm (Powell & Opler, 2009). (4)
Wingspread = ♂ 20-22 mm; ♀ 24-30 mm - (Munroe, 1970). (1)
Powell & Opler (2009) stated the forewing varies from rust brown to rose brown. The transverse lines are parallel, and the terminal line is red. Transverse lines are sometimes faint.
Identified by Brian Sholtens.
Powell & Opler (2009) included Arizona to western Texas and northern Mexico. (4)
Holotype collected from Huachuca Mountains, Arizona.
The adults appear to be most common in July and August. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the host plant and immature stages are unknown. (4)
See Also
Arta brevivalvalis is smaller, WS = ~17 mm.
Print References
Munroe, E., 1970. A new genus and three new species of Chrysauginae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). The Canadian Entomologist, 102: 417. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America, plate 25, fig. 1; p. 187. (4)
Works Cited
1. A new genus and three new species of Chrysauginae (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae).
Eugene Munroe. 1970. The Canadian Entomologist, 102: 414-420.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.Moths of Southeast Arizona