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Species Cisthene perrosea - Hodges#8069

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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 Cisthenina
Genus Cisthene
Species perrosea (Cisthene perrosea - Hodges#8069)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cisthene perrosea (Dyar, 1904)
Illice unifascia var. perrosea Dyar, 1904
Phylogenetic sequence # 930186
Forewing length 9-11 mm. (1)
Pale color on the thorax and forewings is typically pink-orange but may be yellow-orange. The thoracic disk has a distinctive pattern with the pink-orange of the tegulae "bleeding" onto the disk, with the disk being about 50-50 gray and pink-orange. No other U.S. Cisthene typically shows this pattern. The PM band is narrow, complete or broken, and parallel to the outer margin of the forewing. C. angelus of arid southwestern habitats can be simliar but the thoracic disk is entirely orange.
Southern California, n. Baja California, and s. New Mexico.(2)(3)(4) Listed for Utah(5) but no details are provided.
Wikipedia (and other websites based on Wiki information) erroneously states that the range extends to west Texas.
Powell & Opler (2009) reported two flights of June to July, and September to October. (1)
Bug Guide has records to November.
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1904. Descriptions of new forms of the genus Illice. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 6(4): 198.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 265, pl. 46.18. (1)