Dominickus

Name: Dominickus.
Phonetic: Dom-in-ik-us.
Named By: N.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Tindale‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.
Classification: Arthropoda,‭ ‬Insecta,‭ ‬Lepidoptera,‭ ‬Castniidae.
Species: D.‭ ‬castnioides‭ (‬type‭)‬.
Diet: Uncertain/herbivore‭? ‬In larval stage/nectar drinker‭? ‬when adult.
Size: Forewings about‭ ‬16.4‭ ‬millimetres long and‭ ‬9.4‭ ‬millimetres wide.
Known locations: USA,‭ ‬Colorado‭ ‬-‭ ‬Florissant Formation.
Time period: Priabonian of the Eocene.
Fossil representation: Fore wings.

       Dominickus is a genus of butterfly moth that lived in the western USA during the late Eocene.

Further reading
-‭ ‬A butterfly-moth‭ (‬Lepidoptera Castniidae‭) ‬from the Oligocene shales of Florissant,‭ ‬Colorado.‭ ‬-‭ ‬Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera‭ ‬24‭(‬1‭)‬:31-40.‭ ‬-‭ ‬N.‭ ‬B.‭ ‬Tindale‭ ‬-‭ ‬1985.



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