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Genus Cisseps

Yellow-collared Scape Moth - Cisseps fulvicollis Yellow-collared Scape Moth First instar, 8:28am - Cisseps fulvicollis 8267 - Cisseps fulvicollis Moth 2346 & 2351 - Cisseps fulvicollis Black moth with orange neck  - Cisseps fulvicollis Diurnal moth - Cisseps fulvicollis Black wings and orange head - Cisseps fulvicollis Cisseps fulvicollis - female
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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 Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Arctiini (Tiger Moths)
Subtribe Ctenuchina
Genus Cisseps
Other Common Names
Scape moths
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisseps Franclemont, 1936
Explanation of Names
Origin of this name is unclear, but a good guess is that it is an anagram of the original name for this genus Scepsis!
These moths were originally classified in genus Scepsis. Thus "scape moth"? Himmelman, in MIACY says that "scape" refers to the long basal joint of the antenna. Dictionary says: Scape, n. [L. scapus shaft, stem, stalk; cf. Gr. ? a staff: cf. F. scape. Cf. Scepter.] 1. (Bot.) A peduncle rising from the ground or from a subterranean stem, as in the stemless violets, the bloodroot, and the like. 2. (Zool.) The long basal joint of the antenn[ae] of an insect. 3. (Arch.) (a) The shaft of a column. (b) The apophyge of a shaft.
Numbers lists 3 species: fulvicollis, packardii, wrightii .