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Species Inopsis modulata - Hodges#8055

Moth - Inopsis modulata - male cat - Inopsis modulata cat - Inopsis modulata Gnamptonychia ventralis - Inopsis modulata - female Gnamptonychia ventralis pinned specimen dorsal view - Inopsis modulata - female Gnamptonychia ventralis pinned specimen ventral view - Inopsis modulata - female Larva - Inopsis modulata Unknown Caterpillar - madera canyon - Inopsis modulata
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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 Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Lithosiina
Genus Inopsis
Species modulata (Inopsis modulata - Hodges#8055)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Inopsis modulata (Hy. Edwards, 1884)
Ctenucha modulata Hy. Edwards, 1884 (1), (2)
Phylogenetic sequence # 930229 (3)
Inopsis has two species in America north of Mexico. (3)
Wingspan about 38 mm.
Forewing is black with a brass sheen and with orange head, collar, and lower side of the abdomen.
The original description as Ctenucha modulata Edwards, is available online in the print references below.
Arizona and Mexico.
See Also
Inopsis funerea has a dark head and a dark "neck", behind the head, with orange lateral markings.

Gnamptonychia ventralis has orange antennae bases and orange hind-leg tibiae.

Yellow-collared Scape Moth - Cisseps fulvicollis has a dark head and an all-dark abdomen.
Print References
Edwards, H. 1884. Notes on Mexican Lepidoptera with descriptions of new species. Papilio. 4: 14. (1)
Hampson, G.F. 1906. Catalogue of Lepidoptera Phalaenae in the British Museum. 2: 560.
Works Cited
1.Papilio volumes 1-4 (1881-1884)
2.Revised checklist of the tiger moths of the Continental United States and Canada
B. Christian Schmidt & Paul A. Opler. 2008. Zootaxa 1677: 1–23.
3.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .