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Species Chrysoecia gladiola - Hodges#9763

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Stiriina
Genus Chrysoecia
Species gladiola (Chrysoecia gladiola - Hodges#9763)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysoecia gladiola (Barnes, 1907)
Chamaeclea gladiola Barnes, 1907
Expanse: 28 mm.
Forewing, at base, beyond subterminal line and a large oval patch in the center below costa, creamy-white. Remainder of wing dark olive green -brown, with an admixture of violet and paler olive green and yellow scales. Ordinary lines not distinctly marked. Basal portion of wing is creamy white except along costa, where it is of the same shade as the median portion of wing. The reniform is present at outer edge of oval white patch, though not very plainly marked. It is pale-ringed, with dark center, narrow and upright. Indications of a row of terminal black intravenular dots. Fringe white. Hind wings blackish-brown, with faint indications of mesial band and discal dot. Fringe white.
Beneath, fore wings blackish, with central yellowish patch, yellowish along costa. Hind wings yellowish-white, with dusky mesial band. Collar yellowish at base, remainder of collar, patagia and thorax white. Thorax posteriorly with some olive green and violet scales.
Type location: Santa Catalina Mts., Ariz.
See Also
Anthoscia scira
Print References
Barnes, 1907. The Canadian Entomologist. 39 (2): 67.
Internet References
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (1)
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (2)