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Species Datana diffidens - Hodges#7912

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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 Phalerinae
Genus Datana
Species diffidens (Datana diffidens - Hodges#7912)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Datana diffidens Dyar, 1917
Phylogenetic sequence # 930043
Dyar (1917) listed a wingspan of 46 mm.
A very large Datana restricted in range to the Texas coast. Forewings sprinkled with white scales, giving the moth a powdery look. Similar to D. perfusa of Arizona, but easily separated by range.
Coastal Texas, and presumably adjacent Mexico
Holotype ♂, Victoria, Texas, "1916", col. K.J. Leffland.
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1917. Miscellaneous new American Lepidoptera. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 5: 67.
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