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

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


Species Cissusa valens - Vigorous Cissusa Moth - Hodges#8596

Moth #08-02 - Cissusa valens Moth # 08-19 - Cissusa valens Cassusa valens - Cissusa valens Cissusa sp.? - Cissusa valens - female Cissusa n-sp. larva Day 4 - Cissusa valens Cissusa n-sp. larva Day 28 - Cissusa valens Cissusa n-sp. larva Day 33 - Cissusa valens Cissusa valens? - Cissusa valens
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
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 Melipotini
Genus Cissusa
Species valens (Vigorous Cissusa Moth - Hodges#8596)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cissusa valens (Hy. Edwards, 1881)
Synedoida valens Hy. Edwards, 1881
Ulosyneda valens
Synedoida insperata Grote, 1882 (176)
Synedoida cervina Hy. Edwards, 1882 (129)
* phylogenetic sequence #930867
Explanation of Names
Specific name valens is Latin meaning "vigorous/strong/healthy."
Larva to 40 mm. (1)
Larva - see Crumb in Print References.
Adult - see Edwards in Print References.
A southwestern species that ranges from Utah east to Colorado, south to western Texas, and west to Arizona. (1), (2)
Type locality: Kanab, Utah.
Larval host is oak. (1)
Print References
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 274 (1)
Edwards, Hy. 1881. Descriptions of some new species of Heterocera. Papilio 1(7): 119-120
Internet References
Works Cited
1.The Larvae of the Phalaenidae [Noctuidae]
Samuel Ebb Crumb. 1956. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 1-356.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group