Moths of Southeastern Arizona:

Erebidae, subfamily Arctiinae ( Tiger Moths )

Bertholdia trigona (Arctiinae)

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  • Arctiinae (Tiger moths) [ 104 Species listed, 96 figured ] (Site still under construction to update most recent higher-level classification within subfamily Arctiinae)
    1. Pericopinae [4 Species listed, all figured]
    2. Lithosiinae (Lichen Moths) [ 28 Species listed, 25 figured]
    3. Arctiinae (Tiger Moths) [ 63 Species listed, 53 figured]
    4. Ctenuchinae (Ctenucha moths) [ 8 Species listed, 7 figured]

    Sources: Specimens in the UA insect collection, Michael Singer (EEB, U of A), Ray Nagle (U of A Medical School), Ferguson et al. 2000.

    References:

    1. Lafontaine, , J. D., and B. C. Schimdt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea of North American north of Mexico. ZooKeys 1-239. pdf
    2. Ferguson, D. C. and P. A. Opler. 2006. Checklist of the Arctiidae of ontiental United States and Canada. Zootaxa 1299: 1-33.
    3. Ferguson, D. C., P. A. Opler, M. J. Smith, and J. P. Donahue. 2000. Moths of western North America. 3. Distribution of Arctiidae of Western North American. Contributions of the Gillette Arthropod Diveristy Museum, Colorado State University. Also see Moths of North America's Arctiidae website for Arizona.

    4. Ferguson, D.C. 1985. Contributions toward reclassification of the world genera of the tribe Arctiini, Part 1--Introduction and a revision of the Neoarctia-Grammia group (Lepidoptera: Arctiidae; Arctiinae). Entomography 3: 181-275. (NOTE: The revised names suggested by Ferguson have not yet been fully incorporated into this page)

    5. Franclemont, J. G. 1966. Two new species of Arctiidae from Southern Arizona. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 68: 250--257.

    Species list

    Subfamily Pericopinae

    1. Gnophaela clappiana Holland [ MONA 8033 ]
    2. Gnophaela discreta Stretch [ MONA 8036 ]
        Tom Bethard photo of day-flying adult nectoring on sneeze weed
    3. Gnophaela aequinoctialis [ MONA 8035 ]
    4. !! Dysschema howardi Hy. Edwards [ MONA 8040 ]
        Early stages
        1. early instar: Singer Photo
        Foodplants:
        1. Brickellia californica

    Subfamily Lithosiinae (Lichen Moths)

    Tribe Lithosiini

    References:

    1. Knowlton, C. B. 1967. A revision of the species of Cisthene known to occur north of the Mexican border. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 93: 41--103.

    Species list

    1. Crambidia myrlosea Dyar [ MONA 8048 ]
    2. Crambidia impura Barnes and McDunnough [ MONA 8050 ]
    3. Crambidia cephalica (Grote and Robinson) [ MONA 8053 ]
    4. Agylla septentrionalis Barnes and McDunnough [ MONA 8054 ]
    5. Inopsis modulata Hy. Edwards [ MONA 8055 ]
    6. Inopsis funerea (Grote) [ MONA 8056 ]
        Record (MacFarland) from Ash Canyon, 12 June 1992
    7. Gnamptonychia ventralis Barnes and Linsey [ MONA 8057 ]
    8. ! Gardinia anopla Hering [ MONA 8058 ]
    9. Cisthene tenuifascia Harvey [ MONA 8066 ]
      • Dave Wilke's overview of Arizona Cistene (AKA Dave's key)
    10. Cisthene angelus (Dyar) [ MONA 8070 ]
    11. Cisthene barnesii (Dyar) [ MONA 8074 ] -- view 2
    12. Cisthene juanita Barnes and Benhamin [ MONA 8076 ]
    13. Cisthene coronado C. Knowlton [ MONA 8077 ]
    14. Cisthene martini C. Knowlton [ MONA 8078 ] -- view 2
    15. Ptychoglene coccinea (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8079 ]
    16. Ptychoglene phrada Druce [ MONA 8080 ]
    17. Ptychoglene sanguineola (Boisduval) [ MONA 8081 ]
    18. Lycomorpha grotei (Packard) [ MONA 8083 ]
    19. Lycomorpha fulgens (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8085 ]
    20. Lycomorpha splendens [ MONA 8086 ]
        Record in Richers database: Rustler Park 8500 ', Cochise Co 17 Aug 1998. Leuscher ID
    21. Rhabdatomis laudamia (Druce)
      • Reported (Madera Cyn, 1 Aug 1965) by Donahue (1993, J. Lep. Soc 47: 199-210).
    22. Hypoprepia miniata (Kirby) [ MONA 8089 ]
    23. Hypoprepia inculta HY. Edwards [ MONA 8092 ]
    24. Haematomis near uniformis Schuss [not H. mexicana (Druce)]
    25. Bruceia pulverina Neumoegen [ MONA 8094 ]
        Similar species: pulverina is larger than hubbardi
    26. Bruceia hubbardi Dyar [ MONA 8095 ]
    27. Eudesmia arida (Skinner) [ MONA 8096 ]
    28. Pagara fuscipes (Grote) [ MONA 8100 ]

    Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger Moths)

    Tribe Callimorphini

    1. ! Utetheisa ornatrix (Linnaeus) [ MONA 8105 ]
    2. Haploa lecontei (Guerin-Meneville) [RHW 8111 ]

    Tribe Arctiini

    1. Holomelina costata parvula [ MONA 8115a ]
    2. Holomelina ostenta (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8116 ]
    3. Holomelina opella (Grote) [ MONA 8118 ]
    4. !Sonorarctia fervida [ no MONA ]
    5. Leptarctia californiae (Walker) [ MONA 8126 ]
    6. Estigmene acrea arizonensis (Drury) [ MONA 8131a ]
        Similar species: The male of Estigeme albida has a white hindwing, while it is yellow in Estigmene acrea
    7. Estigmene albida (Stretch) [ MONA 8132 ]
    8. Fall webworm -- Hyphantria cunea (Drury) [ MONA 8140 ]
    9. Alexicles aspersa Grote [ MONA 8143 ]
    10. Hypercompe permaculata (Packard) [ MONA 8144 ]
    11. Hypercompe suffusa (Schaus) [ MONA 8149 ]
    12. Hypercompe caudata (Walker)
    13. Arachnis zuni Neumoegen [ MONA 8150 ]
    14. Arachnis nedyma Franclemont [ MONA 8151 ]
    15. Arachnis picta Packard [ MONA 8152 ]
    16. Arachnis aulaea Geyer [ MONA 8155 ]
    17. Kodiosoma fulvum (Stretch) [ MONA 8167 ]
      • Kodiosoma otero Barnes is a color form of fulvum (Ferugson and Opler 2006)
    18. Grammia nevadensis (G & R) [ MONA 8179 ]
    19. Grammia geneura (Strecker) [ MONA 8180 ] CHECK
    20. Notarctia proxima (Guerin-Meneville) [ MONA 8181 ]
    21. Notarctia arizoniensis (Stretch) ?
    22. Grammia williamsii (Dodge) [ MONA 8186 ]
    23. Grammia f-pallida (Strecker) [ MONA 8189 ]
    24. Grammia allectans Ferguson
    25. Hypocrisias minima (Neumoegen) [ MONA 8201 ]
    26. Halysidota davisii Hy. Edwards [ MONA 8205 ]
    27. Lophocampa roseata occidenalis [ MONA 8206 ]
        Record in Richers database: Cave Creek, Cochise Co. 26 August 1976, Leuschner ID
    28. Lophocampa significans (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8207 ]
    29. Lophocampa ingens (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8208 ]
    30. Lophocampa argentata (Packard) [ MONA 8209 ]
    31. Lophocampa mixta (Neumoegen) [ MONA 8212 ]
    32. Leucnopsis perdentata (Schaus) [ MONA 8212.1 ]
    33. Lophocampa pura (Neumoegen) [ MONA 8213 ]
    34. Lophocampa maculata [ MONA 8214 ] CHECK
        Early stages
        1. last instar: Thomas Photo
        Foodplants:
        1. Willow ( Salix)
    35. Leucanopsis lurida (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8217.2 ]
    36. Aemilia ambigua (Strecker) [ MONA 8218 ]
    37. Apocrisias thaumasta Franclemont [ MONA 8219 ]
    38. Hemihyalea splendens Barnes and McDunnough [ MONA 8220 ]
    39. Hemihyalea labecula (Grote) [ MONA 8221 ]
    40. Edwards' Glassy-wing -- Hemihyalea edwardsii (Packard) [ MONA 8222 ]
        Early stages
        1. penultimate instar: Singer Photo
        2. last instar
        Foodplants:
        1. Emory Oak ( Quercus emori: FAGACEAE)
    41. Calidota laqueata (Hy. Edwards) [ MONA 8224 ]
    42. Opharus muricolor (Dyar) [ MONA 8225 ]
    43. Carales arizonensis (Rothschild) [ MONA 8226 ]
        Foodplants:
        1. Big-tooth Maple ( Acer)
    44. Pareuchaetes insulata (Walker) [ MONA 8227 ]
    45. Cycnia tenera Huebner [ MONA 8230 ]
    46. Cycnia oregonensis (Stretch) [ MONA 8231 ]
    47. Euchaetes zella (Dyar) [ MONA 8232 ]
        Foodplants:
        1. Asclepias
    48. Euchaetes perlevis Grote [ MONA 8233 ]
    49. Euchaetes fusca (Rothschild) [ MONA 8234 ]
        Foodplants:
        1. Mala Mujer ( Cnidoscolus angustidens: EUPHORBIACEAE)
    50. Euchaetes castalla (Barnes and McDunnough) [ MONA 8236 ]
    51. Euchaetes elegans Stretch [ MONA 8237 ]
        Similar species:
      • P. roseicapitis (MONA 8253) has black antennae and the wings have a glossy sheen. E. elegans has white-to-pale-grayish antennae and the wings are dull.
      • Pygarctia flavidorsalis (MONA 8253.1) has an orange head
    52. Euchaetes gigantea (Barnes and McDunnough) [ MONA 8239 ]
    53. Euchaetes polingi (Cassino) [ MONA 8240 ]
        Source: Dr. James Adams (pers comm.)
    54. Euchaetes antica (Walker) [ MONA 8242 ]
        Early stages
        1. last instar: Singer Photo
        Foodplants:
        1. Funastrium
        2. Asclepias subverticillata (J. Adams record)
    55. Pygoctenucha terminalis (Walker) [ MONA 8244 ]
    56. Lerina incarnata Walker [ MONA 8246 ]
    57. Ectypia clio (Packard) [ MONA 8249 ]
        Foodplants:
        1. climbing (vine) milkweed
    58. Pygarctia murina (Stretch) [ MONA 8250 ]
    59. Pygarctia neomexicana Barnes [ MONA 8251 ]
    60. Pygarctia roseicapitis (Neumoegen and Dyar) [ MONA 8253 ]
        Early stages
        1. last instar: Singer Photo
        Foodplants:
        1. Numerous Euphorbiacaea
        Similar species:
      • Euchaetes elegans (MONA 8237). P. roseicapitis has black antennae and the wings have a glossy sheen. E. elegans has white-to-pale-grayish antennae and the wings are dull.
      • Pygarctia flavidorsalis (MONA 8253.1) has an orange head
    61. Pygarctia flavidorsalis Barnes and McDunnough [ MONA 8253.1 ]
        Note the orange head on flavidorsalis
    62. Bertholdia trigona [ MONA 8258 ]

    Subfamily Ctenuchinae (Ctenucha moths)

    1. Ctenucha venosa Walker [ MONA 8260 ]
        Early stages
        1. last instar: Singer Photo
        Foodplants:
        1. grass (Bouteloua cutripendata )
    2. Ctenucha cressonana Grote [ MONA 8261 ]
    3. Cisseps fulvicollis (Huebner) [ MONA 8267 ]
    4. Eucereon myrina Druce
    5. Apeplopoda mecrida (Druce)
      • Reported (Douglas: 7 Oct 1945, 4 May 1986 [UV light] ) by Donahue (1993, J. Lep. Soc 47: 199-210).
    6. Syntomeida melanthus (Cramer) [ MONA 8283 ]
    7. Syntomeida hampsonii Barnes [ MONA 8285 ]
    8. Horama panthalon texana (Grote) [ MONA 8287a]


    Bruce Walsh. jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu . Comments, correction and additions most welcome. To get to my home page .