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J.B. Thomas Reservoir,
Scurry Co., Texas
20 March 1997 (J. Barry Lombardini)
Photograph courtesy of Texas Lepidoptera Survey
Texas counties: Scurry, Lubbock, and Donley.
J. Barry Lombardini reports (pers. comm., Jan. 2007) collecting the following specimens:
1 from Lubbock (city) caught on 24-III-1984;
2 from Lubbock (city) caught on 29-III-1986;
5 from Lake J.B. Thomas (Scurry Co) caught on 20-III-1997.
A sixth was given to Ed Knudson also from Lake J.B. Thomas caught on 20-III-1997.
Oklahoma: Also recorded from Cimarron County, OK, collected May 12, 1984 in Black Mesa SP by Chuck Harp.
Flight Period: Late March through mid May.
Note: Holland (1903) wrote that "this beautiful insect ... is still very rare in collections."
Nectar Plants: Attracted to plums blossoms (Prunus spp. - Rosaceae)
Similar Species: Eupseudomorpha is a monotypic genus.
Photo: Eupseudomorpha brillians - Ed Knudson
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.
Poole, R.W. 1989. Noctuidae. Lepidopterorum catalogus (New Series), Fascicle 124: 1314 pp in 3 parts.
Knudson, E. & C. Bordelon. 2003. Illustrated Checklist of the Caprock Canyonlands, Publication 5. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. (treats 1000 species, 12 color plates)
Knudson, E. & C. Bordelon. 2003. Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Texas, Publication 6. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. (12 color plates not in other regional checklists).
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