Arphia xanthoptera (Burmeister)


Size: 31-46 mm.

General distribution: E. United States, W. to Oklahoma and Texas.

Distribution in New Mexico: No specimens in collections, but may be expected in Union County.

Habitat: Grassland.

Host: Probably grasses.

Adults Present: July-November.

Notes: Broad black band on hind wings; basal area bright yellow to orange. Makes a distinct crackling sound in flight. Not economically important.

Reference: Otte 1984.

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