Type male from west of Vega, Oldham County, Texas, July 15, 1917 (Miss McGill). Davis collection.
A black and light orange or straw-colored species, with rather prominent eyes, and a conspicuous pruinose spot on each side of the abdomen. Head above black with the following marks light orange-colored : a spot on the rather prominent front, a triangular one just behind this, two small ones (one larger than the other) above each antenna, and an irregular one each side of the ocelli at the back of the head. Pronotum black with the anterior margin faintly touched with light orange; the posterior margin more broadly so, the light band being about one half a millimeter in width. The anterior angles are light orange, and the tops of the raised portions, occupying the central part of the pronotum, are orange-colored and darker than the margins. Mesonotum black with a well defined pruinose stripe on each side near the base of the wings. The hind margin is light orange including the ridges of the elevated X. The central portion is occupied by two light spots at the extremities of the X, and anterior to the depressions there are four others, the two central spots being curved and the outer ones more rounded. Tergum black with two pruinose spots at the base, one large one each side below the tympanum, and the eighth segment also conspicuously pruinose. The posterior edge of each segment is narrowly edged with light orange. Fore wings with the costal margins straw-colored to the end of the radial cells, beyond darkened; subcostal veins black; first and second cross veins infuscated. The basal cell of each fore wing contains a conspicuous black, longitudinal mark, with the posterior portion of the cell nearly clear. The flaps of both fore and hind wings are grayish in color. Beneath light straw-colored, with what dark margins there are about the head, nearly concealed by pruinose. The transverse rugae are orange with the sides black and the hollows well filled with white silken hairs. There are also many hairs in the rather shallow median sulcus, and longer ones under the eyes. The legs are straw-colored, inconspicuously touched and lined with black. The opercula, straw-colored with the extremities rounded and the inner margins
Length of body: 23mm
Width of head across eyes: 9mm
Expanse of fore wings: 67mm
Greatest width of operculum: 5mm
Greatest length of operculum: 5mm
Type male, Jemez Springs, New Mexico, 7,000 ft., June 27, 1917 (John Woodgate). Davis collection.
Allotype female. Box Canyon, Grant County, June, 1912 (Charles Dury). Davis collection.
A black and reddish species much resembling an Okanagana in coloring, especially when the wings are closed. The head at the eyes not much broader than the front margin of the pronotum.
Head above black with the following marks deep orange in color: a spot on front, a somewhat triangularly shaped one just behind this, one above each antenna, and one irregular spot each side of the ocelli at the back of the head extending to back of the eyes. Pronotum black margined with orange, and slightly broader so on the posterior margin than on the anterior and sides. The tops of the raised portions occupying the central part of the pronotum are deep orange-colored and darker than the margins. Mesonotum black with a pruinose spot each side near the anterior margin (sometimes nearly obliterated), and a pruinose stripe each side near the base of the wings. The hind margin, the elevated portion of the X, two spots at the extremities of the X , and four spots (two inner curved) beyond the depression, orange. Tergum black with two pruinose spots at the base, one large one each side below the tympanum on the third segment, and also more or less conspicuously pruinose on the eighth segment. The posterior margins of all of the segments, except the first and second, narrowly lined with red, which is conspicuously broadened on the eighth segment of the female. The female from Fort Grant, Arizona, has a blacker dorsum, but the hind margin of the eighth segment is conspicuously red. Fore wing with the costal margin straw-colored to the end of the wing ; subcostal vein black ; first and second cross veins infuscated. The basal cell of each fore wing with about the outer half conspicuously blackened ; more clear at base. The wings are red at base, including the flaps of both the fore and hind pair. There are also some conspicuous black markings interspersed with the red at the base of the wings. Beneath orange, with what dark markings there are about the head nearly concealed by pruinose and silvery hairs. The transverse rugs are black; the legs are orange conspicuously streaked with black. The opercula orange, with the extremities rounded and the inner margins over-lapping. The last ventral segment orange, narrowed and somewhat rounded at the extremity. The valve also orange-colored. The external parts of the genitalia nearly all black.
Male Type | Female Allotype
Length of body: 28mm | 26mm
Width of head across eyes: 10mm |9.5mm
Expanse of fore wings: 73mm | 74mm
Greatest width of fore wing: 11.5mm | 11.5mm
Greatest width of operculum: 6mm |n/a
Greatest length of operculum: 6mm |n/a