Headed down to Mo Ranch in Hunt, Texas for a Texas Parks and Wildlife meeting for a few days. It included lots of meetings, but of course, we went outside some too. :)
Had a BLAST again on the second night of moth-ing with @benhutchins @cullen @jsinghurst and @annastrong ! Again, I'll have to devote some good time to figuring out the ID's of many of these... So, stay tuned! :)
not coming up with a name for this one yet...it has distinctly shaped wings.
Hays Co., Texas
21 September 2016
The Ophiusina are a subtribe of noctuoid moths. As such, they are placed in the tribe Catocalini of subfamily Catocalinae in the owlet moth family (Noctuidae). They do not seem to be very closely related to the Noctuinae – the core group of owlet moths – and in an alternate classification scheme, the Noctuidae are reduced in extent, and the present group is placed in a separate noctuoid family Erebidae and upranked to full tribe Ophiusini...