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Pseudophaloe veranioides Hering, 1925

Family Arctiidae, Subfamily Arctiinae, Tribe Pericopini


Pseudophaloe veranioides Hering, 1925

(female, males generally lack the red abdominal tip, and have narrower, more streamlined wings)

MEXICO: Tamaulipas
Los Cedros, Gz. Farias
350 m, VII - 18 - 1994
Coll. E. G. Riley

Specimen curated in the TAMUIC

Det. E.C. Knudson/C. Bordelon, Apr. 2007

Range: Mexico.

Similar Species: There are some 17 Neotropical species of Pseudophaloe, none of which reach the U.S.

Pseudophaloe troetschi, verso

Texas Pericopini:

Dysschema howardi (Hy. Edwards, 1886) 
Dysschema leucophaea (Walker, 1854)
Gnophaela aequinoctialis (Walker, 1854)
Phaloesia saucia Walker, 1854


Hering, E. M. 1925. Pericopinae, Pp. 425-455. In: A. Seitz (editor) Die Gross-Schmetterlinge der Erde (The Macrolepidoptera of the World), Stuttgart, Alfred Kernen. 497 pp.

Watson, A. & D. T. Goodger. 1986. Catalogue of the Neotropical Tiger Moths. Occasional papers on Systematic Entomology of the British Museum (Natural History), 1: 1-71.

03 Apr 2007   Mike Quinn / mike.quinn@tpwd.state.tx.us / Texas Entomology / Texas Lep Information / Diurnal Moths