Moths of Southeastern Arizona:

Erebidae, subfamily Lymantriinae

Orgyia pseudotsugata benigna

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We follow Lafonatine and Schmidt (2010), placing the Lymantrids as a subfamily of the Erebidae.

References:

  1. Ferguson (1978), Fascicle 22.2 of The Moths of American North of Mexico [Contains figures of all listed species]
  2. Lafontaine, , J. D., and B. C. Schimdt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea of North American north of Mexico. ZooKeys 1-239. pdf

Tribe Orgyiini Wallengren, 1861

Species list:

  1. Orgyia cana H. Edwards, 1881 [ MONA 8311, LS 930163]
  2. Douglas-fir Tussock Moth [Orgyia pseudotsugata benigna) (McDunnough, 1921) ] [ MONA 8312b, LS 930164 ]
  3. Orgyia leuschneri Riotte, 1972 [ MONA 8315 , LS 930167 ]
  4. Orgyia falcata Schaus, 1896 [ MONA 8317, LS 930169 ]


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