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

Interested in a 2022 BugGuide gathering in New Mexico?

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 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.

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Species Toxonprucha scitior - Hodges#8673.2

Hodges#8673.1 - Toxonprucha scitior Zale edusina - Toxonprucha scitior Hodges#8673.1 - Toxonprucha scitior 3031943 moth - Toxonprucha scitior 3030744 moth - Toxonprucha scitior 3030747 moth - Toxonprucha scitior 3032040 moth - Toxonprucha scitior 3033227 moth - Toxonprucha scitior
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 Erebidae
Subfamily Erebinae
Tribe Omopterini
Genus Toxonprucha
Species scitior (Toxonprucha scitior - Hodges#8673.2)
Hodges Number
8673.2
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Toxonprucha scitior (Walker, 1865)
Homoptera scitior Walker, 1865
Phylogenetic Sequence # 931000
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
Remarks
Toxonprucha scitior (Walker, 1865) is now recognized within the North American fauna, Hill Country of Texas, ZooKeys, 788: 246.(1)
See Also
Other species in this genus may be very similar.


The typical form of Zaleops umbrina may be easy to confuse with this species.
Check the shape of the PM line near the center of the forewings. Look for the dark ST line on the hind-wings.
Print References
Walker, F., 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum. 33: 880.