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Species Ctenucha venosa - Veined Ctenucha - Hodges#8260

Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa Moth - Ctenucha venosa Arctiinae? Veined Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa Veined Ctenucha Moth - Ctenucha venosa Tiger Moth - Ctenucha venosa Ctenucha venosa Ctenucha venosa 8260 Veined Ctenucha - Ctenucha venosa
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Classification
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
8260
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ctenucha venosa Walker, 1854
Philoros venosa Godman & Salvin, 1884
Phylogenetic sequence # 930433
Numbers
Ctenucha has six species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 14-16 mm. (2)
Identification
Range
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.
Season
Several generations, April through November. (2)
Food
Larval host plants include grasses.
Remarks
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)
lepbarcoding.org - collection map and photos of pinned adults.