Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 BugGuide Gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa

Photos from the 2010 Workshop in Grinnell, Iowa

Photos from the 2009 gathering in Washington

TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Chrysoecia gladiola - Hodges#9763

Arizona Noctuid - Chrysoecia gladiola 9763 - Chrysoecia gladiola
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Amphipyrinae
Tribe Stiriini
Subtribe Stiriina
Genus Chrysoecia
Species gladiola (Chrysoecia gladiola - Hodges#9763)
Hodges Number
9763
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chrysoecia gladiola (Barnes, 1907)
Chamaeclea gladiola Barnes, 1907
Size
Expanse: 28 mm.
Identification
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.
Remarks
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)