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Species Horama panthalon - Texas Wasp Moth - Hodges#8287

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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 Euchromiina
Genus Horama
Species panthalon (Texas Wasp Moth - Hodges#8287)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Horama panthalon (Fabricius, 1793)
Zygaena panthalon Fabricius 1793
North American subspecies is Horama panthalon texana.
Phylogenetic sequence # 930465
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed two species of the genus Horama in America north of Mexico. (1)
The wingspan is 32-34 mm.
Abdomen purplish/brown/black with many orange rings, hind legs black and orange with a large feathering on the tibiae (males), antennae black with orange tips, thorax and head black with orange and white markings, wings brown.
Some examples lack the orange abdominal bands (2)
Arizona to Florida and South America. (strays to OK, MO, IL)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some collection locations and dates.
Usually found on flowers, esp. Eupatorium (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data. (3)
Larval food is unrecorded. Adults nectar.
Common to abundant in southmost Texas (2)
See Also
Print References
Covell, p. 77 plate 11-17 (4)
Eaton and Kaufman, pp. 262-263 (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 274, pl. 49.8.(6)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .
2.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 2B: Macro-Moths
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2004. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. xiv + 59 pp. 20 plates.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.
5.Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
Eric Eaton, Kenn Kaufman. 2006. Houghton Mifflin.
6.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
7.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
8.Butterflies of North America