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Species Toxonprucha excavata - Hodges#8673.1

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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Toxonprucha
Species excavata (Toxonprucha excavata - Hodges#8673.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toxonprucha excavata (Walker, 1865)
Toxonprucha diffundens of authors, not (Walker, 1858)
Toxonprucha minuscula (Walker, 1865)
Toxonprucha amoena Möschler, 1890
Phylogenetic sequence # 931000. (1)
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 8 species of the genus Toxonprucha in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 18-22 mm.
Arizona; south Texas.
West Indies, Mexico to South America.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The flight period is May to July. ? (2)
Larval foodplant uncertain but possibly Acacia sp.
Print References
Becker & Miller. 2002. The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin Islands: a survey of efficient colonizers. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 56(1): 9-4. (3)
Walker, F., 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 33: 879.
Works Cited
1.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 .
2.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
3.The large moths of Guana Island, British Virgin. Islands: A survey of efficient colonizers. (Sphingidae, Notodontidae, ...
Vitor O. Becker, Scott E. Miller. 2002. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 56(1): 9-44 .
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems