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Princely Tiger Moth

Chrysocale principalis (Walker, [1865])

Family Erebidae - Tiger Moth Subamily Arctiinae


Princely Tiger Moth - Chrysocale principalis (Walker, 1864)


Altas Cumbres, La Iglesia, Cd. Victoria, Tamaulipas, MX
April 2006, by students of the Instituto Tecnológico


Princely Tiger Moth - Chrysocale principalis (Walker, 1864)


MEXICO: Jalisco
12.6 mi. southwest
Ciudad Guzman
April 13, 1990
Ferreira, Schaffner

Specimen curated in the TAMUIC

Range: MEXICO: Guanajuato, Jalisco, México (State of), México City, D.F., Michoacan, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, also in Guatemala and Honduras.

Type Locality: Oaxaca

Taxonomy: Orig. Comb: Eupyra principalis Walker [1865]

Note: Druce (1884) reported that the only specimen known to him was the type in the British Museum.

Similar Species: Chrysocale regalis (Boisduval, 1836)

Biography: Francis Walker (1809 - 1874) - Wikipedia


Druce, H. 1884. Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera. Volume I . R.H. Porter, London. Pl. 70, fig 27.

Walker, F. 1864[1865]. Lepidoptera Heterocera. Pg. 97. In: List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 31: 1-322.

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