Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Spragueia leo (Guenée, 1852)
Agrophila leo Guenée, 1852
* phylogenetic sequence #931387
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet leo is Greek meaning "lion."
There are 12 named species of Spragueia
in America north of Mexico. (1)
Adult - bright forewing pattern of orange, yellow, and black. Long black median dash that widens toward the apex. Dash may not be solid. (2)
Southeast Massachusetts, south to Florida, west to Texas and Kansas (2)
Most records of adults are from April-September. (3)
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Spragueia magnifica, a western species.
Covell, p. 150 & plate 30 #12 (2)
Guenée, A. 1852. Histoire naturelle des insectes; spécies général des lépidoptères 6, Noctuélites 2: 205