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Species Apatelodes pudefacta - Pudefacted Apatelodes Moth - Hodges#7664

Tussock caterpillar - Apatelodes pudefacta Lep Larva - Apatelodes pudefacta Apatelodes pudefacta larva - Apatelodes pudefacta Apatelodes pudefacta larva - Apatelodes pudefacta Apatelodes pudefacta - male - - Apatelodes pudefacta Arizona Moth - Apatelodes pudefacta - female Moth sp. - Apatelodes pudefacta - male
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Bombycoidea (Silkworm, Sphinx, and Royal Moths)
Family Apatelodidae (American Silkworm Moths)
Subfamily Apatelodinae
Genus Apatelodes
Species pudefacta (Pudefacted Apatelodes Moth - Hodges#7664)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apatelodes pudefacta Dyar, 1904
* phylogenetic sequence #223125
Explanation of Names
Probably from Latin pudefactus- "ashamed". Dyar compared it to Apatelodes diffidens, so perhaps he intended it as a reference to that name ("diffident" and "ashamed" have similarities in meaning).
Forewing length 17-18 mm. (1)
Southeastern Arizona. (1)
Larval host is Bigelow's false willow (Baccharis bigelovii, Asteraceae). (1)
Life Cycle
Pupate in a cell in the soil. (1)
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1904. New Species of North American Lepidoptera and a New Limacodid Larva. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 12(1): 42-43
Franclemont, J.G. 1973. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 20.1. Mimallonoidea (Mimallonidae) and Bombycoidea (Apatelodidae, Bombycidae, Lasiocampidae). p.19, pl.3.9-10 (2)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.35.3m, p.236 (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 20.1. Mimallonoidea (Mimallonidae) and Bombycoidea.....
J. G. Franclemont. 1973. E.W. Classey Ltd. & R.B.D. Publications Inc.