Lophocampa annulosa, the Santa Ana tussock moth, is a moth of the family Erebidae. It was described by Francis Walker in 1855. It is found in the south-western US (southern Texas, southern Arizona),[2] Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Suriname, Brazil, Argentina and Trinidad.[3][4]

Lophocampa annulosa
Adult (top) and larvae (bottom)
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Superfamily: Noctuoidea
Family: Erebidae
Subfamily: Arctiinae
Genus: Lophocampa
L. annulosa
Binomial name
Lophocampa annulosa
(Walker, 1855)
  • Halesidota annulosa Walker, 1855
  • Halisidota niveigutta Druce, 1856[1]

Larvae have been recorded feeding on Aegiphila falcata.[5]


  • Beccaloni, G.; Scoble, M.; Kitching, I.; Simonsen, T.; Robinson, G.; Pitkin, B.; Hine, A.; Lyal, C., eds. (2003). "Lophocampa annulosa​". The Global Lepidoptera Names Index. Natural History Museum. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  • Lophocampa annulosa at BOLD Systems