Other Common Names
formerly called Tufted Thyatirid (the former family Thyatiridae was reduced to a subfamily of Drepanidae, so the "id" ending was replaced with an "in" ending)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudothyatira cymatophoroides (Guenée, 1852)
Thyatira cymatophoroides Guenée, 1852
Lacinia expultrix Grote, 1863
the only species in this genus in North America
Two color forms:
Form: "typical" Form: "expultrix"
across southern Canada, and all of United States except the Gulf Coast states.
adults fly from April to October
larvae feed on the leaves of alder, birch, maple, oak, poplar, willow
Grote, A.R. 1863 A revision of the species of Cymatophorina, found in the United States and British America, with descriptions of new species. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia
. 2(1): 58
Guenée, 1852. Noctuelites, Tome 1. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptéres. Tome Cinquiéme.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press, plate 27, fig. 5; p. 202. (1)
live adult images
of two color forms (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult images
of two color forms (CBIF)