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Species Stibaera thyatiroides - Whaleback Moth - Hodges#9716

Midsize moth - Stibaera thyatiroides Moth - Stibaera thyatiroides Vapour light - Stibaera thyatiroides Stibaera thyatiroides 9716 - Stibaera thyatiroides  (Whaleback Moth) - Stibaera thyatiroides Whaleback Moth - Stibaera thyatiroides Arizona Moth - Stibaera thyatiroides Stibaera thyatiroides
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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 Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Condicinae
Tribe Condicini
Genus Stibaera
Species thyatiroides (Whaleback Moth - Hodges#9716)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stibaera thyatiroides (Barnes & Benjamin, 1924)
Perigea thyatiroides Barnes & Benjamin, 1924
* phylogenetic sequence #932017
* previously placed in subfamily Amphipyrinae (Hodges, 1983; Poole, 1989) and Hadeninae (Kitching & Rawlins, 1999).
Wingspan about 37-43 mm. (1), (2)
Adult: forewing ground color white with brown dappling in median area, and yellowish-brown shading beyond PM line; orbicular spot brown, round; reniform spot blackish, U-shaped; blackish patches along costa in basal, median, and subterminal areas; PM line curved, slightly irregular; terminal line composed of several large dark spots; hindwing light brown mixed with pale scales; diffuse dark discal spot; terminal line dark, thin; fringe pale; head brown; collar blackish; top of thorax pale with blackish line down center.
Type location: Hereford, AZ.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moths of Southeast Arizona - pinned adult image