Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

BugGuide is a National Moth Week Partner. How to add your National Moth Week 2021 photos. July 17-25.

Photos of insects and people from the Spring 2021 gathering in Louisiana, April 28-May 2

National Moth Week 2020 photos of insects and people.

Photos of insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Previous events


TaxonomyBrowse
Info
ImagesLinksBooksData

Genus Mammifrontia

9447  - Mammifrontia rileyi 9447.1  - Mammifrontia sarae
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Classification
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 Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Apameini
Genus Mammifrontia
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mammifrontia Barnes & Lindsey, 1922
Numbers
Lafontaine & Schmidt (2010) listed 3 species of the genus in America north of Mexico. (1)
Identification
Barnes & Lindsey, 1922) original description of Mammifrontia. 75.
"Antennae simple in ♀ (♂ unknown). Palpi oblique, moderate, second joint reaching tip of frontal process, third short. Eyes large, rounded. Front with a mammiform prominence. Vestiture of thorax conspicuously hairy, with a few scales. Prothorax with a slight crest. Abdomen without crests. Front tibiae without spines, tarsi with only the usual ventral spines. Primaries similar to Archanara but a little more triangular than is usual in that genus. R1 free, R2 from areole, R3 and R4 stalked, connate with R5 from apex of areole. Remaining veins free. Secondaries with R and M1, M3 and Cu1 connate from angles of cell."
Print References
Barnes, W. & A.W. Lindsey, 1922. New Noctuidae (Lep.). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society, 17(3): 75.
Works Cited
1.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 .