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Orange Satyr-Moth

Heterusia atalantata (Guenée, [1858])

Family Geometridae, Subfamily Larentiinae, Tribe Stramnodini


Orange Satyr-Moth - Heterusia atalantata (Guenée, [1858])


Orange Satyr-Moth - Heterusia atalantata (Guenée, [1858])


Orange Satyr-Moth - Heterusia atalantata (Guenée, [1858])

NABA International Butterfly Park
Mission, Hidalgo County, Texas
December 4, 2005 (David J Hanson)

Range: US records: Texas: Starr, Hidalgo, Cameron Counties

Flight Period: October through December in Texas.

Note: This uncommon diurnal moth is attracted to nectar and bait.

Similar Species: Monotypic genus?

Etymology: atalant, -o (G). Equal to

Biography: Achille Guenée (1809 - 1880) - Wikipedia


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Borror, D.J. 1960. Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. National Press Books, Palo Alto. v + 134 pp.

Knudson, E. & C. Bordelon. 2002. The Stamnodini (Geometridae: Larentiinae) of Texas. News of the Lepidopterists' Society. 44(1): 7-8.

Parsons, M.S., et al., 1999. in M.J. Scoble (editor) Geometrid Moths of the World: A Catalogue. Volumes 1 & 2: 1016 pp. + index 129 pp. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia.

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