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Species Neoheliodines hodgesi - Hodges#2502.5

Neoheliodines hodgesi
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Yponomeutoidea (Ermine Moths and kin)
Family Heliodinidae (Sun Moths)
Genus Neoheliodines
Species hodgesi (Neoheliodines hodgesi - Hodges#2502.5)
Hodges Number
2502.5
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Neoheliodines hodgesi Hsu, 2005 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #360225.00
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Ronald W. Hodges (1934-2017), "leading microlepidoptera biosystematist, who made one of the largest collections of this species." (1)
Size
Forewing length 3.1-4.1 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - original description available in Print References. (1)
Range
Known from southern Arizona, central Texas and southern Baja California Sur, Puebla, Mexico. (1), (2)
Holotype male: Ash Canyon 5100', Huachuca Mts., Cochise Co., Arizona, 8 VIII 1991 (Y.-F Hsu).
Season
Adults fly from June through October. (1)
Food
Larval host is scarlet spiderling (Boerhavia coccinea). (1)
Life Cycle
The larva skeletonizes the upper surface of host plant leaves from the flat web in which it lives. Pupation probably occurs in debris near the host. (1)
See Also
Neoheliodines vernius flies from late February through May. (1)
Print References
Hsu, Yu-Feng & J.A. Powell, 2004. Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton (Lepidoptera: Yponomeutoidea). University of California Publications in Entomology, 124: 43-46. (PDF) (1)
Works Cited
1.Phylogenetic Relationships within Heliodinidae and Systematics of Moths Formerly Assigned to Heliodines Stainton
Yu-Feng Hsu & Jerry A. Powell. 2004. University of California Publications in Entomology 124.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group