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Genus Toxonprucha

Moth #08-237 - Toxonprucha volucris Cruel Toxonprucha - Hodges #8674 - Toxonprucha crudelis Moth - Toxonprucha excavata Moth - Toxonprucha volucris Toxonprucha volucris, I think? - Toxonprucha volucris Toxonprucha ID Request - Toxonprucha Toxonprucha strigalis 8671 - Toxonprucha strigalis Toxonprucha clientis - Toxonprucha pardalis
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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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Toxonprucha
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toxonprucha Möschler, 1890
Synyrias Hampson, 1926
7 species in North America north of Mexico. (1)
Adult - forewing medium to dark brown with several dark wavy lines crossing wing; two species (pardalis, clientis) have conspicuous dark oval spot at apex; hindwing similar to forewing in color and pattern.
Known laral hosts are all Acacia.
See Also
Zale species are larger, and none have conspicuous oval spot at apex of forewing.
Internet References
links to photos of pinned adults of 6 species (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image of T. psegmapteryx from Texas (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in California; list of 3 species plus dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
assumed foodplant plus links and references (Marrku Savela, FUNET)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.