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Species Baptarma felicita - Hodges#11061

Bright desert moth - Baptarma felicita Purple/Pink Moth - Baptarma felicita Purple/Pink Moth - Baptarma felicita Baptarma felicita
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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 Heliothinae
Genus Baptarma
Species felicita (Baptarma felicita - Hodges#11061)
Hodges Number
11061
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Baptarma felicita Smith, 1904
Size
Expanse: 22-24 mm.
Identification
Head, thorax and abdomen black, the vestiture with an admixture of yellow and scarlet hair that gives the effect of a wash or film of these tints. Primaries blackish with a wash of carmine, terminal space a little grayish powdered. There is a small yellow spot at the point in the median cell preceding the reniform there is a larger, somewhat lunate yellow spot at the point beyond the reniform which would, normally, mark the end of the median space there is a large, oblong, rectangular blotch in the submedian interspace, occupying what would normally be the outer half of the median space. Secondaries scarlet with a broad black border on all save the costal margin: fringes with a carmine tinge. Beneath, both wings have the disc scarlet, shading to purplish or carmine over the black marginal bands.
Remarks
Type locality: Yuma County, Arizona
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 52, fig. 24; p. 290. (1)