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Veined Ctenucha

Ctenucha venosa Walker, 1854

Tiger Moth Family Arctiidae


 

Ctenucha venosa Walker, 1854

Hereford, Cochise, AZ
2 Sept 2005 (Robert A. Behrstock)


Range: Central U.S., south to Panama

Larval Host Plants: Grasses

Similar Species: There are six species of Ctenucha in the U.S.

Texas Taxa:

Ctenucha cressonana - Butterflies and Moths of North America 
Ctenucha venosa - Butterflies and Moths of North America 

Photos: 

Adult: Ctenucha venosa - Ed Knudson
Adult: Photos - Moth Photographer Group
Larva: Ctenucha venosa - Mike Singer

Note: First recorded from the US by Morris (1862) from Captian Carl Pope's US-Mexico Boundary Survey in the early 1950's.

Biography: Francis Walker (1809 - 1874) - Wikipedia


References:

Holland, W.J. 1903. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America. Doubleday, Page, & Co., N.Y. xxiv + 479 pp.

Morris, J.G. 1862. Synopsis of the Described Lepidoptera of North America. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Walker, F. 1854. Lepidoptera Heterocera. In: List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum. Vol. 2. pp. 279-581.


10 Mar 2010   Mike Quinn / entomike@gmail.com / Texas Entomology / Texas Lep Information