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Genus Glaphyria

Basal-dash Glaphyria Moth - Hodges #4871 - Glaphyria basiflavalis Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Glaphyria basiflavalis  White-roped Glaphyria - Glaphyria sesquistrialis White-roped Glaphyria Moth - Glaphyria sesquistrialis Moth - Glaphyria fulminalis Glaphyria fulminalis  - Glaphyria fulminalis  White-roped Glaphyria - Glaphyria sesquistrialis No. 277 Glaphyria peremptalis? - Glaphyria peremptalis
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Glaphyriinae
Genus Glaphyria
6 species in North America (
wingspan 10-15 mm, based on five specimens by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing yellowish (with very large dark brown patch in 2 species, wavy white lines in G. sequistrialis, and white shading in G. glaphyralis) or dark brown with diffuse white patches (in G. basiflavalis)
hindwing light gray with diffuse yellow or brown patch
New England to Florida, west to Texas, north to Michigan and Ontario
Internet References
pinned adult images of 5 species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)