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Species Ctenucha venosa - Veined Ctenucha - Hodges#8260

Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa Veined Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa - male Moth - Ctenucha venosa Arctiinae? Veined Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa Ctenucha venosa (veined Ctenucha) - Ctenucha venosa Ctenucha venosa Veined Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa Ctenucha venosa? - Ctenucha venosa
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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 Ctenuchina
Genus Ctenucha
Species venosa (Veined Ctenucha - Hodges#8260)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ctenucha venosa Walker, 1854
Philoros venosa Godman & Salvin, 1884
Phylogenetic sequence # 930433
Ctenucha has six species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Forewing length 14-16 mm. (2)
Southern Nevada and Arizona to Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas; Mexico. (3), (4), (5), (2), (6), (7)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Several generations, April through November. (2)
Larval host plants include grasses.
Sometimes abundant at lights but often found during the day. (2)
See Also
Ctenucha cressonana is very similar but location and flight time can be used.
C. cressonana has one flight from May-July and is in the higher mountain elevations.
Print References
Druce, H. 1900. Biologia Centrali-Americana Lepidoptera: Heterocera, 1: 82
Hampson, G.F. 1898. Catalogue of the Syntomidae in the collection of the British Museum. Cat. Lep. Phalaenae British Museum. 1: 528
Holland, W.J. 1914. The Butterfly Book; a popular guide to a knowledge of the butterflies of North America. p.101, pl.13, f.20. (8) , (9)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.49.2, p.274 (2)
Internet References
Moths of Dallas County, Texas(4) - large photo of pinned adult.
Texas A&M University - large photo of pinned adult by Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey) - collection map and photos of pinned adults.