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Species Apsaphida eremna - Hodges#10022

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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Psaphidini
Subtribe Feraliina (Mossy Sallows)
Genus Apsaphida
Species eremna (Apsaphida eremna - Hodges#10022)
Hodges Number
10022
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apsaphida eremna Franclemont, 1973
Phylogenetic sequence # 931570
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed Apsaphida eremna as the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Franclemont (1973) described the adult, larva, and genitalia. The description can be viewed online in the print references below.
Range
Arizona.
Paratype ♂ Madera Canyon 5,600', Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, 29-VI-1969, J.G. Franclemont
Season
The adults appear to be most common in the months of January, March, July and August. (2)
Food
Larvae reared on the following oak species.
Quercus arizonica Sargent (Arizona white oak)
Quercus hypoleucoidea A. Canus. (silverleaf oak)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group. (2)
Print References
Franclemont, John G., 1973. A new Noctuid from Arizona (Lepidoptera: Nctuidae: Cuculliinae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 75: 173; figs. 1-9.