Noctuidae - Agaristinae - Euscirrhopterus




Euscirrhopterus Grote

Euscirrhopterus Grote, 1866, Proc. Ent. Soc. Philadelphia, 6:176.
Type species: Euscirrhopterus poeyi Grote by monotypy.

Heterandra Herrich-Schäffer, 1866, Corresp.-Blatt Zool.-Min. Ver. Regensburg, 20:134.
Type species: Heterandra disparilis Herrich-Schäffer by monotypy.

Copidryas Grote, 1876, Canad. Ent., 8:99.
Type species: Euscirrhopterus gloveri Grote and Robinson by original designation.

Hortonius Dyar, 1926, Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 14:95.
Type species: Hortonius euenemus Dyar by monotypy.

Laquea Jordan, 1896, Novit. Zool., 3:41.
Type species: Euthisanotia argentata Druce by original designation.

The genus Euscirrhopterus is a loosely related group of species recognized by the following characters:

1. Forewing (except in the male of poeyi) with a distinctive combination of a dark brown background color with a prominent, white stripe.

2. Front of the male head greatly constricted between the eyes (except in gloveri)

3. Tufts of scales on abdominal segment 1.

4. Cauadal and cephalad halves of each abdominal tergum of differentcolor with a median extension of the caudal half projecting through the distal half of the tergum to the distal margin of the sclerite.

5. Juxta consisting of two thin, parallel bands joined at the base by a triangular or round knob-like structure.

6. Apex of aedoeagal shaft projecting as two denticulate bands, the bands curling into the vesica in the uninflated vesica

Included Species

Euscirrhopterus cosyra

Euscirrhopterus gloveri


Euscirrhopterus poeyi male (left) and female (right)