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Species Monoleuca occidentalis - Hodges#4688

4688  - Monoleuca occidentalis Burgundy & Gold Moth - Monoleuca occidentalis Monoleuca occidentalis Monoleuca occidentalis
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Zygaenoidea (Flannel, Slug Caterpillar, Leaf Skeletonizer Moths and kin)
Family Limacodidae (Slug Caterpillar Moths)
Genus Monoleuca
Species occidentalis (Monoleuca occidentalis - Hodges#4688)
Hodges Number
4688
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Monoleuca occidentalis Barnes & McDunnough (1), 1912
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 9-14 mm. (2)
Identification
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Range
Southern California and northern Baja California. (4), (2)
Season
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the flight period is July to September. (2)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) stated the larvae and host are unknown. (2)
Print References
Barnes, W. & J.H. McDunnough, 1912. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, pl.2, fig. 9
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, Pl. 20, figs. 33, 34; p. 164. (2)