Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
& Robinson, 1868
Phylogenetic sequence #
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Professor Townend Glover
(1813-1883), the first entomologist at the USDA and one of the finest illustrators
of insects in the United States.
Forewing length 15-20 mm. (3)
Caterpillars vary much in coloring and pattern, particularly in the amount of black.
Nebraska and Kansas, southward throughout Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. (4)
Purslane (Portulacaceae). Larvae often found on little hogweed
) and orange fameflower
). After summer rains, areas with Portulaca oleracea
may be literally swarming with the larvae. Have also been reared by Dave Ferguson in New Mexico on desert horsepurslane
). Powell & Opler (2009) add rose moss
) and, in the goosefoot family (Chenopodiaceae), the common beet
Commonly comes to lights in large numbers.
Eaton, E. & K. Kaufman, 2006. Kaufman Field Guide to Insects of North America
. Houghton Mifflin. p.254 (5)
Grote, A.R. & C.T. Robinson, 1868. Descriptions of American Lepidoptera, No. 4. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press. p.283; pl. 51; fig. 2. (3)