Undet. "Papilionid" from Rio Grande Valley, TX

Mike Quinn mqnature at hiline.net
Mon Nov 2 09:10:57 EST 1998

Thanks Steve, I finally recognized the filiform antennae for what they
were. Borrer et al. lists a single species for this family from Texas,
Urania fulgens. Now that we have the family and genus, can anyone comfirm
the species? Thanks, Mike

>It is not a Papilionid, or even a butterfly - it is a dayflying moth of the
>Uraniidae family! Urania leilus (I think). It is a Neotropical species and
>is probably a migrant or stray.
>cheers, Steve

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