Noctuidae - Acontiinae

 

Photograph courtesy of D. Jansen and W. Hallwachs, University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Eusceptis flavifimbriata Todd

Eusceptis flavifimbriata Todd, 1971, Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash., 83:286, figs. 3,4 adults.

Diagnosis: A pretty ornata species unlikely to be confused with any other North American noctuid species. The basal two thirds of the forewing is creamy yellow, the outer third brown. The forewing lines are broad, angulate, intertwined, and centered with blue scales. The hindwing is yellow-orange with outer third of the wing heavily suffused with brown.

Distribution: Eusceptis flavifimbriata is a tropical American species found in the United States only in the extreme southeastern parts of Texas.

Identification Quality: Excellent

Larva: See picture on this page.

Foodplants: Malvaviscus arboreus (Malvaceae); reared by D. Janzen and W. Hallwachs in Costa Rica.

 

Eusceptis flavifimbriata

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