Basic characters usu. include:
Eyes: Described as tan to reddish (rust-colored)
Body: Usually dark with reddish-brown coloration & pattern visible
Pronotal Collar: VARIABLE (may be described as "bisected" with the anterior region being dark and the posterior region an orangish or ochreous color or the pronotal collar may appear entirely orangish or tan in some populations)
Mesonotum: evidence of reddish brown pattern (variable)
Abdomen: usually with an evident pruinose ring on the terminal abdominal segments
Opercula: Pointed with the points being subparallel of slightly divergent (NOT pointing inward as in semicincta)
WINGS: costal margin of fore wing usually orangish or straw-colored in color
NOTE: Some of the IMAGES under this taxon may be MISIDENTIFIED and in need of review!
Based on morphological characteristics, call similarities, and distribution patterns, the following three taxa appear to be closely related and easily confused.
The following taxa are often confused and frequently misidentified.
sw. USA (Mentioned as occurring in Texas)
Based on morphological characteristics, call similarities, and distribution patterns, these taxa may be closely related.