Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Phyprosopus callitrichoides Grote
Sudariophora nasutaria Zeller, 1872
Phylogenetic Sequence # 931101
Explanation of Names
CALLITRICHOIDES - from calli
, which is Greek for 'beautiful' (1)
(hairs? or tentacles)
There are two named species of Phyprosopus
in America north of Mexico.(2)
There is now only one species in the genus. (4)(5)
Adult background color is variable.
Specimen identified By DNA analysis:
TX-FL-NY-NE / Ont. - Map
Syntypes: New York; Texas.
Woodlands and forest edges. (7)
Adults fly year round in the South and March through September in northern areas.
Larva described as "fantastically bizarre". (7)
(formerly Phyprosopus calligrapha
Larval stage is very similar to that of Nematocampa resistaria
- Horned Spanworm Moth / Filament Bearer (Geometridae).
Lafontaine J.D., and B.C. Schmidt. 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Moth Photographers Group
- map, photos of larvae, living and pinned adults.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD)
- species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
- larva and pinned adult.