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Species Rifargia benitensis - Hodges#7987

Heterocampa benitensis - Rifargia benitensis
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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 Heterocampinae
Genus Rifargia
Species benitensis (Rifargia benitensis - Hodges#7987)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rifargia benitensis Blanchard, 1971
Heterocampa benitensis Blanchard(1), 1971 (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930079(3)
Explanation of Names
Blanchard examined specimens collected near San Benito, Texas.
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 21 species of the genus Heterocampa in America north of Mexico. (3)
Blanchard (1971) listed the wingspan as 29-33 mm. (2)
s TX (and southern Arizona?) - Map (MPG)
Holotype ♂, Brownsville, Texas, 8-VIII-1967, A. & M.E. Blanchard, #64647 in USNM.
Print References
Blanchard, A., 1971. Notes on three species of Heterocampa Doubleday with description of a new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 73(3): 249. (2)
Works Cited
1.André Blanchard (1896- 1986)
Roy O. Kendall. 1987. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 41(4): 219-237.
2.Notes on three species of Heterocampa (Doubleday) with description of a new species (Lepidoptera: Notodontidae)
André Blanchard. 1971. Proceedings of The Entomological Society of Washington, 73: 249-254 .
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems