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Species Clostera inornata - Hodges#7897

Clostera apicalis 7901? - Clostera inornata - female Clostera sp. - Clostera inornata - female Clostera sp. 7 day old larva - Clostera inornata Clostera sp. 16 day old larva - Clostera inornata Clostera sp. 38 day old larva - Clostera inornata Clostera inornata Noctuidae - Clostera inornata Clostera inornata
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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 Pygaerinae
Genus Clostera
Species inornata (Clostera inornata - Hodges#7897)
Hodges Number
7897
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clostera inornata (Neumoegen, 1882)
Ichthyura inornata Neumoegen, 1882 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930005
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) included eight species of the genus Clostera in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Neumoegen (1882) reported the wingspan as 35 mm. (1)
Identification
Determined by Bob Patterson.

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Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
California to New Mexico, and southern Texas; to Sonora, and Guadalajara, in Jalisco, Mexico. (4), (5), (6), (7)
Primary syntype collected in Cochise County, Arizona, United States, in NMNH.
Season
The adults appear to be most common in the months of January; June to September. (6), (7)
Food
Larvae reared on cottonwood and willow with the host plant information provided by local moth expert Noel McFarland. (8)
Life Cycle
Print References
Neumoegen, B., 1882. Some new beauties from from various parts of Arizona. Papilio, 2: 134. (1)