Josia aurifusaJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
IntroductionA member of the aurifusa species group, restricted to Venezuela, where it is apparently quite common, with one record (for the type of the now synonymized J. glycera Druce) from Colombia. Larvae have been reared on Passiflora capsularis and P. rubra (Miller, 2009).
CharacteristicsMiller and Otero (1994) restricted the circumscription of J. aurifusa to include only specimens with a moderately wide radial orange stripe on the forewing, hindwings with a relatively large black, triangular mark on the posterior margin near the anal fold, and a completely black mesoscutum. Specimens with more extensive orange markings are referred to J. turgida.
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
Miller, JS and Otero, LD. 1994 Immature stages of Venezuelan Dioptinae (Notodontidae) in Josia and Thirmida. J. Lepid. Soc. 48: 338-372.
About This Page
Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA
Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to James S. Miller at and Andrew V. Z. Brower at
Page copyright © 2009 and
Page: Tree of Life Josia aurifusa Authored by . James S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower. The TEXT of this page is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License - Version 3.0. Note that images and other media featured on this page are each governed by their own license, and they may or may not be available for reuse. Click on an image or a media link to access the media data window, which provides the relevant licensing information. For the general terms and conditions of ToL material reuse and redistribution, please see the Tree of Life Copyright Policies.
- First online 04 December 2009
- Content changed 04 December 2009
Citing this page:
Miller, James S. and Andrew V. Z. Brower. 2009. Josia aurifusa http://tolweb.org/Josia_aurifusa/138742/2009.12.04 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/. Version 04 December 2009 (under construction).