Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pleuroprucha insulsaria (Guenée, )
Acidalia insulsaria Guenée, 1857
Long list of synonyms. (1)
specific epithet misspelled "insularia" on many web sites
one of two species in this genus in North America
Adult: wings mottled yellowish-brown with finely-toothed inconspicuous lines parallel to outer margin; subterminal line pale, slightly wavy, punctuated by small black dots (a distinctive feature).
Description of adult, larva, life history notes in PDF. (1)
Photo of pupa. p. 98
eastern North America: Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas and Colorado, north to Ontario. (3)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some collection locations and dates.
deciduous woods, forest clearings, field edges; adults are nocturnal and attracted to light
Adults are most common from March to November; year round in Florida, reduced season in the north.
larvae feed on bittersweet, bedstraw, corn, goldenrod
, chestnut, oak, willow, sumac
, aster, joe pye weed
, and other plants
larva; larva; larva; larva; pupa; pupa; spent pupal case; adult
Guenée, 1857. Spec. Gén. des Lép. 9: 469
common name reference
plus foodplants and flight season (Ohio State U.)
distribution in Canada
list of provinces (CBIF)