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Species Latebraria amphipyroides - Hodges#8646

Large mystery moth, far away but in focus - Latebraria amphipyroides Large mystery moth, closer but a bit fuzzy - Latebraria amphipyroides Large mystery moth, closest but out of focus - Latebraria amphipyroides Large mystery moth, underwings left - Latebraria amphipyroides Large mystery moth, underwings right - Latebraria amphipyroides Owl Moth - Latebraria amphipyroides 8646 - Latebraria amphipyroides
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Thermesiini
Genus Latebraria
Species amphipyroides (Latebraria amphipyroides - Hodges#8646)
Hodges Number
8646
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Guenée, 1852
Numbers
Monotypic genus
Identification
All four wings have cryptic brown uppersides but conspicuously banded undersides. Wing margins are wavy.
Range
so. TX, so. FL (+ Dallas Co., TX) / W. Indies / so. to C. Amer. - MPG
Season
Apr-Dec - MPG
Food
Adults typically found at overripe fruit or butterfly bait
Life Cycle
Roosts during day under eaves or culverts. (1)
Remarks
Uncommon, but regular in southmost Texas (1)
See Also
genus Letis
Works Cited
1.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.