Vulcan Tiger Moth @ Gómez Farías, Tamps - 4-X-1986

Mike Quinn entomike at
Sun Apr 6 12:22:44 EDT 2008

There are certainly lots of rare bug and lep records from Tamaulipas,
Mexico. Here's a specimen of a tiger moth that apparently falls into
that category. It was collected by Jesús García Jiménez, a biologist
at the Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Victoria. Texas Lepidoptera
Survey provided the determination. Thanks all!

Vulcan Tiger Moth
Eurata vulcanus (Walker, 1854)
Tiger Moth Family Arctiidae

MEXICO: Tamaulipas,
Rancho El Cielo, Gómez Farías,
4-X-1986 (Jesús García Jiménez)

I don't find it listed in Biologia Centrali-Americana, Catalogue of
the Neotropical Tiger-moths, or in any of the following database,
search options:

    * Butterflies & Moths of Guanacaste, Costa Rica - Janzen and Hallwachs
    * Season Summary - Lepidopterists' Society
    * All-Leps:: Barcode of Life
    * Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society
    * Lepidoptera - Markku Savela

 Mike Quinn, Austin
 Texas Entomology


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