Photographed in Cherry Canyon, on a leaf of Common Mullein; elev. 4400 ft.
Toxonprucha crudelis was also seen on the same ranch.
Ph. at porchlight on a private ranch; elev. 4700 ft. FW 11mm.
unable to get a shot with a mm scale
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...