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Species Ianassa coloradensis - Hodges#8015

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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 Ianassa
Species coloradensis (Ianassa coloradensis - Hodges#8015)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ianassa coloradensis (H. Edwards)
Janassa lignicolor var. coloradensis Edwards, 1885
Dicentria cerriben Dyar, 1915
Phylogenetic sequence # 930108
Explanation of Names
Ianassa coloradensis (Edwards, 1885), n. comb. in Becker (2014) (1), formerly placed in the genus Oligocentria, includes as a new synonym Ianassa cerriben (Dyar, 1915) in Miller et al. (2021) (2).
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 16-20 mm. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the black basal streak is usually present. The hindwing of the female is smoky gray. (3)
USA: UT, CO, AZ, NM, eastern TX. (2)
Type locality (coloradensis): Denver, CO., Salt Lake, UT.
Type locality (cerriben): Zacualpán, Mexico.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a single flight period of July to September with possibly two flights in Texas beginning in May. (3)
Life Cycle
Packard (1895) described the life cycle.
Print References
Barnes, W.B. & J.H. McDunnough (4), 1912. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. The Review Press. 1(4): 9.
Packard, A.S., 1893. Notes on Gluphisai and other Notodontidae. Psyche 6: 522.
Packard, A.S., 1895. Monograph of the Bombycine moths of America North of Mexico, including their transformations and origin of the larval markings and armature. Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences 7: 190.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 251; plate 42, fig. 16. (3)
Works Cited
1.Checklist of New World Notodontidae (Noctuoidea)
Becker, V.O. 2014. Lepidoptera Novae, 7(1): 1-40.
2.Noctuoidea, Notodontidae (Part 2, Conclusion): Heterocampinae, Nystaleinae, Dioptinae, Dicranurinae
Miller, J.S., D.L. Wagner, P.A. Opler & J.D. Lafontaine. 2021. The Moths of America north of Mexico, Fascicle 22.1B: 1-443.
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.James Halliday McDunnough (1877 -1962) A biographical obituary and bibliography
Douglas C. Ferguson . 1962. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 16(4): 209-228.
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
7.Moths of Southeast Arizona