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

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

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 BugGuide 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.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events

Moth - Diastema n-sp

Moth - Diastema n-sp
Tucson, Pima County, Arizona, USA
June 29, 2012
Size: forewing length about 12m
Possibly an undescribed species (see thumb of 2010 moth). Specimen to be given to Bruce Walsh who will in turn submit a leg to Don Lafontaine for DNA analysis.

Moved from Diastema.

possible stray
There are several similar Mexican species such as Diastema morata. This may turn out to be one straying north. Our Diastema cnossia was only known from deep south Texas but is expanding to central Texas. Nice moth!

Good point
I tend to forget how close I am to the border and that the MPG and BG ignore everything south of me. If you know of useful online resources for Mexican moths please let me know.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.