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Species Condylolomia participalis - Drab Condylolomia - Hodges#5571

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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Condylolomia
Species participalis (Drab Condylolomia - Hodges#5571)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Condylolomia participalis – Grote, 1873
Condylolomia metapachys - Hampson, 1897
* phylogenetic sequence #165600
Explanation of Names
CONDYLOLOMIA: a condyloma is a wart-like growth on the skin; from the Greek "kondylos" (a knob, knuckle) + "omos" (raw, like a tumor); probably refers to the raised oblong "growth" along the costa of the forewing, present in many adults
the only species in this genus in North America (and the world?)
wingspan 12-15 mm.
Adult: distinguishing feature (absent in some individuals) is a raised oblong "growth" along forewing costa in antemedial area; forewing dull yellowish-brown or gray, sometimes suffused with red or pinkish-purple; AM and PM lines dark, diffuse, indistinct; PM line bordered distally by dull yellowish line, most noticeable at costa; hindwing brownish-gray with thin dark terminal line
southern Quebec to northeast Georgia, west to Nebraska and Minnesota
bogs and swamps where the presumed foodplant grows; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly in June and July
larvae have been found inside rolled leaftips of Sweet Gale (Myrica gale)
* - plant information
See Also
Arta epicoenalis which is found in western states.

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Heliades mulleolella
Print References
Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, 1874; p. 177. Read online at
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.), 1983; Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults. - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Moth Photographers Group - photo of living Drab Condylolomia adult and related species.
adult images (Larry Line, Maryland)
presence in North Carolina/Tennessee; list (Great Smoky Mountains Lepidoptera Checklist,
presence in Nebraska; list state record by Neil Dankert on 9 July 1998; search on genus "Condylolomia" (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
presence in Minnesota; list (Insects of Cedar Creek, U. of Minnesota)
Works Cited
1.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.