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Elasmia cave

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Hexapoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Class  Insecta
Family  Notodontidae
Elasmia cave

Elasmia cave is a species of moth of the family Notodontidae. It occurs in New Mexico, Texas and possibly Mexico.

Adults are dark brown-grey with obscure transverse markings. Adults are on wing from April to early October.

Etymology

CAVE is the acronym, used by the U.S. National Park Service for Carlsbad Caverns National Park. The specific name of this species, cave, refers to the type locality, Carlsbad Caverns National Park.

References

Elasmia cave Wikipedia


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