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Species Toxonprucha psegmapteryx - Hodges#8676

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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 Omopterini
Genus Toxonprucha
Species psegmapteryx (Toxonprucha psegmapteryx - Hodges#8676)
Hodges Number
8676
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toxonprucha psegmapteryx (Dyar, 1913)
Matigramma psegmapteryx Dyar, 1913
Elousa psegmapteryx
Numbers
One of 7 species in North America north of Mexico.(1)
Size
Female WS 32 mm
Identification
Soft bluish gray, dark in tone; lines blackish, wavy, not contrasted, forming about ten dark specks along the costa; inner and median lines slender, waved; a dot toward base of cell; reniform a large, kidney-shaped pale area; outer line a little more distinct than the other, edging the pale reniform, broken below but joined by a line from costa within reniform; three wavy lines between reniform and margin, the inner one shaded and forming an enlargement below vein 2; a waved terminal dark line; fringe crossed by light streaks. Hind wing of the same color as fore wing, crossed by seven indistinct waved dark lines, the subterminal one a little the most distinct and well scalloped; fringe as on fore wing.
Range
Southwest Texas - Currently only reported in the counties of Hidalgo, Uvalde and Edwards.
Habitat
South Texas brush and Hill country
Food
Unknown, some species are suspicioned to feed on Acacia.
See Also
Toxonprucha volucris
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.