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 of 2018 gathering

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

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#1474946
Aon noctuiformis - female

Aon noctuiformis - Female
29.797499, -100.998049, Val Verde County, Texas, USA
October 1, 2017
This is one of those specimens that might be Schizura errucata. Is there some tried and true way to separate the two? Sometimes errucata has some green in the ruff, and I think that is pretty diagnostic. Osually the legs of Aon are more prominently banded than seen in Schizura, which does also have banded legs. These gray specimens are tough for me, and I see lots of them at my site. Usually Aon has a much more prominent black transverse line across the anterior area of ruff--some errucata don't have any--this one is in between the two. Maybe this is something totally different?

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Antennae without pectines = ♀
This one is a male: ♂

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.