Moths of Southeastern Arizona:

Zygaenidae (Smoky Moths and Burnets), Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths), Limacodidae (Slug-caterpillars), Epipyropidae (Epipyropid Moths) and Dalceridae (Dalcerid Moths)

Trosia obsolescens (Megalopygidae)

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  1. Zygaenidae (Smoky Moths and Burnets) [ 12 Species listed, all figured]
  2. Megalopygidae (Flannel Moths) [ 6 Species listed, all figured ]
  3. Limacodidae (Slug-caterpillars) [ 9 Species listed, all figured ]
  4. Epipyropidae [ 1 Species listed, figured ]
  5. Dalceridae [ 1 Species listed, figured ]


Zygaenidae ( Smoky Moths and Burnets)

References:
  1. Epstein, M. C., and J. A. Adams. 2009. Superfamily Zyganoidea in Powell and Opler Moths of Western North America, pp 160-165. University of California Press, Berkeley.
  2. Tarmann, G. M., 1984. Generische Revision der amerikanischen Zygaenidae mit Beschreibung neuer Gattungen und Arten (Insecta: Lepidoptera). Entomofauna, Suppl. 2, vol 1: 176 pp., vol. 2: 153 pp., 438 figs.
  3. Shen-Horn Yen, Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College at Silwood Park, UK and Department of Entomology, The Natural Historty Museum, UK

Species list:

  1. Neoprocris aversa (Hy. Edw., 1884) [ MONA 4618]
  2. Triprocris cyanea (Barnes and McD., 1910) [ MONA 4619]
  3. Triprocris lustrans (Beutenmueller, 1894) [ MONA 4620]
  4. Harrisina metallica [ MONA 4623 ]
  5. Neoalbertia constans [ MONA 4626 ]
  6. Neofelderia rata (Edwards, 1882) [ No original MONA -- 4626.1 ]
  7. Acoloithus rectarius Dyar, 1898 [ MONA 4627 ]
  8. Acoloithus falsarius [ MONA 4629 ]
  9. Triprocris yampai Barnes [ MONA 4630 ]
  10. Triprocris smithsoniana [ MONA 4631 ]
  11. Pyromorpha dyari Jordan, 1913 [ MONA 4632 ]
  12. Pyromorpha latercula (Hy. Ewd., 1882) [ MONA 4633 ]
  13. Neoilliberis martenii (French, 1883) [ MONA 4634 ]
  14. Neoilliberis fusca [ MONA 4635 ]
  15. Neoilliberis arizonica Tarmann
  16. Pyromorpha centralis [ MONA 4637 ]


Megalopygidae ( Flannel Moths )

References:

  1. Epstein, M. C., and J. A. Adams. 2009. Superfamily Zyganoidea in Powell and Opler Moths of Western North America, pp 160-165. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Species list:

  1. Trosia obsolescens [ MONA 4640 ]
  2. Megalopyge lapena [ MONA 4645 ]
  3. Megalopyge bissesa [ MONA 4646 ]
  4. Norape tenera [ MONA 4648 ]
  5. * Norape ovina [ MONA 4650 ]


Limacodidae ( Slug-caterpillar Moths )

References:
  1. Epstein, M. C., and J. A. Adams. 2009. Superfamily Zyganoidea in Powell and Opler Moths of Western North America, pp 160-165. University of California Press, Berkeley.

The larvae of limacodids are really something. Be sure and check out those below.

Species list:

  1. Prolimacodes trigona [ MONA 4670 ]
  2. Cryptophobetron oropeso [ MONA 4674 ]
  3. Isa schaefferana [ MONA 4680 ]
  4. Euclea obliqua Hy. Edwards
  5. ! Euclea incisa [ MONA 4696 ]
  6. ! ! Parasa chloris [ MONA 4698 ]
  7. Paleophobetron perornata (Dyar 1905) ---- Female
  8. Natada ceres (Druce)
  9. Perola clara


Epipyropidae

References:
  1. Epstein, M. C., and J. A. Adams. 2009. Superfamily Zyganoidea in Powell and Opler Moths of Western North America, pp 160-165. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Species list:

  1. Fulgoraecia exigua [ MONA 4701 ]


Dalceridae

References:

  1. Miller, S. E. 1994. Systematics of the Neotropical moth family Dalceridae (Lepidoptera). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 153:301-495.
  2. Epstein, M. C., and J. A. Adams. 2009. Superfamily Zyganoidea in Powell and Opler Moths of Western North America, pp 160-165. University of California Press, Berkeley.

Species list:

  1. ! Dalcerides ingenitus [ MONA 4702 ]


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