Moths of Southeastern Arizona:

Hepialidae (Ghost Moths), Psychidae (Bagworm moths) and Cossidae (Carpenter- and Leopard-moths)

Morpheus clenchi (Cossidae )

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(list preliminary and still in progress)

Last updated: 5 December 2005

Moths of SE Arizona main page

  1. Hepialidae (Ghost moths) [ 1 Species listed, figured ]
  2. Psychidae (Bagworm moths) [ 7 Species listed, 2 figured ]
  3. Cossidae (Carpenter- and Leopard-moths) [ 20 Species listed, 19 figured ]


Hepialidae (Ghost moths)

(list preliminary and still in progress)

  1. Hepialus hectoides [ MONA 36 ]


Psychidae (Bagworm moths)

(list preliminary and still in progress)

Females are wingless and rarely leave their larval case.

References:

  1. Davis, Donald. 1964. Bagworm moths of the Western Hemisphere. Smithsonian Instution US National Museum Bulletin 244.

Species list:

Subfamily Psychidae

  1. Astala confederata [ MONA 443 ]
  2. Astala polingi [ MONA 444 ]
  3. Coloneura fragilis [ MONA 451.1 ]

Subfamily Oiketicinae

  1. Oiketicus toumeyi. [ MONA 452 ]
  2. Oiketicus townsendi townsendi [ MONA 453a ]
  3. Thyridopteryx meadii [ MONA 455 ]
  4. Thyridopteryx alcora [ MONA 456 ]


Cossidae (Carpenter- and Leopard-moths)

Special thanks to Julian P. Donahue (Assistant Curator Emeritus, Entomology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) for his help on this section. As always, any errors are mine.

References:

  1. Barnes, W. and J. H. McDunnough. 1911. Revision of the Cossidae of North America. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, Vol 1, No. 1. pages 1-35, plates 1-7.
  2. Dyar, H.G. and W. Schaus. 1937. Cossidae. in A. Seitz, ed., Macrolepidoptera of the Worlod. Part. 6. The American Bombyces and Sphinges: 1264-1287, pls. 167, 169, 181-184.
  3. Brown, R.M. [1976]. A revision of the North American _Comadia_ (Cossidae). J. Res. Lepid. 14: 189-212. (1975)
  4. Schoorl, J.W., Jr. 1990. A phylogenetic study on Cossidae (Lepidoptera: Ditrysia) based on external adult morphology. Zool. Verh. 263: 1-295, 1 pl.
  5. Donahue, J.P. 1995. Cossidae (pp. 122-126), in J.B. Heppner, ed., Atlas of Neotropical Lepidoptera. Checklist: Part 2. Hyblaeoidea - Pyraloidea - Tortricoidea. liv + 243 p. Assoc. Trop. Lepid. and Scientific Publishers.

Sources:

  1. University of Arizona Insect collection

Species list:

Subfamily Hypoptinae

  1. Hypopta palmata [ MONA 2656 ]
  2. Inguromorpha itzalana [ MONA 2657]
  3. Givira mucida [ MONA 2660 ]
  4. Givira arbeloides [ MONA 2661 ]
  5. Givira theodori [ MONA 2662 ]
  6. Givira carla [ MONA 2664 ]
  7. Givira lucretia [ MONA 2666 ]
  8. Givira lotta [ MONA 2670 ]
  9. Givira minuta [ MONA 2672 ]
  10. Givira sp. Givira marga?

Subfamily Cossinae

  1. Comadia henrici [ MONA 2679 ]
  2. Comadia albistriga [ MONA 2690 ]
  3. Comadia intrusa [ MONA 2682 ]
  4. Comadia bertholdi polingi [ MONA 2686b ]
  5. Fania nana [ MONA 2691 ]
  6. !! Prionoxystus robiniae mixtus [ MONA 2693 ]
  7. Toronia perplexa [ MONA 2695 ]
  8. Toronia luzena [ MONA 2696 ]

Subfamily Zeuzerinae

  1. !! Morpheis clenchi
  2. (*s) Hamilcara atra [ MONA 2698 ]


Cossids still to be IDed

  1. Unknown 1
  2. Unknown 2 -- Fania nana?
  3. Unknown 3 -- Fania nana?
  4. Unknown 4 -- Fania nana?


Potential other species that might be found in SE Arizona (as Type location is Arizona) are

  1. Psychonoctua gilensis [ MONA 2699 ]


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