Return to Texas Entomology - Compiled by Mike Quinn
This large insect created quite the stir when it came into the lights.
It was collected on the greatest entomological expedition that I was ever a party to.
This singular specimen is curated in the TAMUIC.
Range: Mexico & Central America.
Type Locality: Mexico
Similar Species: There are nine species of Anaxita, all restricted to the Neotropics.
Photo: Mexican Beauty - Posted on WhatsThatBug.com
Biography: Francis Walker (1809 - 1874) - Wikipedia
Druce, H. 1884. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. Volume I . R.H. Porter, London. pg 102
Walker, F. 1855. Lepidoptera Heterocera. In: List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 3: 748.
Watson, A. & D. T. Goodger. 1986. Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger Moths. Occasional papers on Systematic Entomology of the British Museum (Natural History), 1: 1-71.
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