Noctuidae - Psaphidinae - Nocloini




Paramiana adusta (Blanchard and Knudson) NEW COMBINATION

Euamiana adusta Blanchard and Knudson, 1986, Proc. Ent. Soc. Washington, 88: 140, figure 21 adult, figs. 22, 23 male genitalia.

Diagnosis:Paramiana adusta is a non-descript species known only from the holotype male. The forewing is brown and the basal and subterminal regions are slightly lighter appearing then the median. The basal line is absent. The antemedial line is black, but diffuse with a small black triangle representing the claviform mark. A diffuse black blotch in present opposite the claviform mark on the postmedial line. The medial line is present, but not distinct. The orbicular mark is a large, round circle, slightly lighter than the ground color of the median area, but barely visible. The upper margin of the orbicular mark nearly touches the costal margin. The reniform mark is large, slightly grayer and darker than the median area and it has a light brown dot on its inner side. The reniform mark is also not particularly distinct. The postmedial line is segmented on the veins and slightly accented on its inner side, particuarly at the black blotch already referred to. The subterminal line is present, but indistinct. A series of diffuse black dots interrupting a light brown terminal line occur along the outer margin. The hindwing is heavily suffused with dull brown and a very distinct postmedial line exists. The frontal process outer ring is absent except for the dorsal margin. The lateral and ventral sides are absent. There is a large central process. This central process is rounded and lacks a central concavity. Wing length: mean = 15.50 mm, n = 1.

Adults have been collected in August.

Distribution: This species is known only from the Davis Mountains of Jeff Davis County in western Texas.

Identification Quality: Excellent

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown


Paramiana adusta

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