ChrysoglossaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
- Chrysoglossa demades
- Chrysoglossa fumosa
- Chrysoglossa maxima
- Chrysoglossa mexicana
- Chrysoglossa norburyi
- Chrysoglossa submaxima
- Chrysoglossa phaethon
IntroductionA Central American genus composed of species formerly included in Tithraustes. As the generic name implies, members of this group are distinguished from closely-related Nebulosa by the golden color of the proboscis. Larvae have been recorded on Quercus (Fagaceae) and Alfaroa (Juglandaceae).
In addition to the proboscis color mentioned above, Chrysoglossa species possess the following characteristics (Miller, 2009):
- large, bulging eyes
- rami of male antennae with large dorsal subapical seta
- labial palpi moderately long male forewing stridulatory organ present
- tymanum large, with horizontally-oriented ovoid membrane
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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