Noctuidae - Acontiinae - Eusceptis
The genus Eusceptis is a Neotropical group of what can only be called gaudy noctuids. A single species is found in North America, Eusceptis flavifimbriata, which reaches the United State in extreme southeastern Texas.
Most, except for one, species of Eusceptis are brightly colored moths with brown and yellow wings with a angular set of lines in the forewing accented with blue. These species are unlikely to be confused with any other group of moths. However it's just as true that they do not look particularly like the acontiines we are typically used to.
The rows of stiff setae on the ventral surface
of the uncus are diagnostic for the genus. The valves are broad and
apically rounded, widest near the apex; they are highly asymmetrical
in almost all species and in most the right valve is more structurally
complex than the left one. In all species except two the corona is concentrated
One species of the genus was reared from. Malvaviscus
arboreus in the family Malvaceae by D. Janzen and W.