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Species Hypsopygia olinalis - Yellow-fringed Dolichomia - Hodges#5533

Moth in mating behavior? - Hypsopygia olinalis - female Unknown moth - EDIT: Dolichomia olinalis - Hypsopygia olinalis Tiny moth - Hypsopygia olinalis Argyrostrotis or kin? - Hypsopygia olinalis Yellow-fringed Dolichomia  - Hypsopygia olinalis Dolichomia/Hysopygia frustration - which it is? - Hypsopygia olinalis Hypsopygia costalis? - Hypsopygia olinalis Moth to porch light - Hypsopygia olinalis
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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Pyralinae
Genus Hypsopygia
Species olinalis (Yellow-fringed Dolichomia - Hodges#5533)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Hypsopygia olinalis (Guenee, 1854) Leraut, 2006
Pyralis olinalis Guenee, 1854
Herculia olinalis (Guenee, 1854)
Dolichomia olinalis (Guenee, 1854)
Asopia trentonalis Lederer, 1863
Asopia himonialis Zeller, 1872
Herculia infimbrialis Dyar, 1910
Forewing length 12-14 mm. (1)
TL ≈ 10mm
Adult: Purplish wings with purple outer margin • AM and PM are narrow but usually distinct, widening near the costa, forming yellow triangles • Fringe is yellow and narrow (2)

Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Heppner (2003) reported the range as Nova Scotia to Florida, and Texas to Wisconsin. (4), (5), (6)
Powell & Opler (2009) extends the range west to eastern California and throughout the Rocky Mountains. (1)
Deciduous forests
Adults are most common from April to October. (7)
Heppner (2003) reported adults from January to November in Florida. (6)
Life Cycle
Larvae feed on oaks (Quercus). Adults come to lights in large numbers.
H. costalis rarely, if ever, has the AM and PM lines which are typical in D. olinalis (Hugh McGuinness pers. comm.)
See Also
Clover Hayworm Moth--Hypsopygia costalis
Print References
Brimley, p. 297 (8)
Covell, p. 405, plate 59 #4, Herculia olinalis (9)
Guenée, M.A., 1854 in Boisduval & Guenée. Spécies Général des Lépidoptères. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes, 8: 118.
Leraut, P. J. A. 2006. Contribution à l'étude du genre Hypsopygia Hübner (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae). Revue française d'Entomologie (N.S.) 28 (1): 5–30.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 24.50; p. 186. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
3.The Barcode of Life Database (BOLD)
4.South Carolina Moth Species
5.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
6.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
7.North American Moth Photographers Group
8.Insects of North Carolina
C.S. Brimley. 1938. North Carolina Department of Agriculture.
9.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.