Butterflies and Moths of North America

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Texas Wasp Moth
Horama panthalon (Fabricius, 1793)

Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Identification: Abdomen striped purplish brown and yellow, white toward base. Wings dull brown with no markings. Hind leg yellow with black base and tuft (hair scales) in male. This moth looks like a paper wasp (Polistes species). North American subspecies is H. panthalon texana.
Wing Span: 3.2-3.4 cm.
Life History:
Flight: All months.
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Adult Food:
Range: South Texas, and rare in Florida.
Management Needs:
Comments: NULL