Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Galgula partita Guenée, 1852
Phylogenetic sequence # 932249
The only species in the genus found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Adult: forewing reddish-brown to grayish in male, shiny dark brownish-maroon to blackish in female; large dark spot on costa, and angled PM and ST lines in both sexes; ST line dotted black in male, dotted white in female; hindwing grayish-brown, darker in female than in male
[adapted from description by Charles Covell]
Galgula partita occurs in most of North America but missing from Canadian prairie provinces.
Occurs south to Guatemala and islands of the Caribbean.
The adults fly from March to November in the south; May to September in the north.
Several generations per year.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press., pl. 53, fig. 1m, 2f; p. 294. (3)
live adult images
of male and female, plus other info (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image
and distribution info (Moths of Jamaica)
common name reference
plus foodplant and flight season (Ohio State U.)