Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sicyopsis blanchardata Ferguson, 1983
Explanation of Names
Named after Andre Blanchard who discovered the moth in 1973. (1)
Ferguson states this moth seems to have no close relatives (1)
Head: Pale, tawny-yellow. Eyes large, slightly smaller on female.
Antenna: Simple, slightly thicker on male.
Thorax: Pale tawny-yellow, long hairs (scales).
Wings: Pale tawny-yellow with a diagonal light brown line from near costal tip to about center at lower (inner) margin. Line fading near tip and progressively thickening to inner margin. Line sometimes absent. Sometimes with light shading nearer base. Small brown discal dot. Fringes pale tawny-yellow. A double accessory cell in the forewing. Male wings much lighter in color, diagonal line lighter.
Hind wings pale creamy, no marks.
Legs: Grayish-yellow, thin. Both male and female with hind shin (tibia) spurs. (1)
Western Texas, New Mexico (1)
Adults are most common in June, and September (1)
Holotype male as Sicyopsis blanchardata
by Douglas C. Ferguson. Type locality: Guadalupe Mountains, Culberson County, west Texas. In U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. (1)
Allotype female as Sicyopsis blanchardata
by Douglas C. Ferguson. Type locality: Chisos Mountains, Brewster County, west Texas. In U.S. National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D. C. (1)
- images of DNA supported specimens (3)