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Species Epipagis forsythae - Forsyth's Epipagis - Hodges#5146

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Epipagis
Species forsythae (Forsyth's Epipagis - Hodges#5146)
Hodges Number
wingspan about 21 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing brown with white markings in AM, median, and subterminal areas; dark PM line widens into broad base at inner margin; small white patch beyond PM line at anal angle; hindwing mostly white, with 2 or 3 dark discal spots, and dark shading in triangular area across apex
Florida (and elsewhere?)
Type locality: USA, Florida, Florida City
See Also
Epipagis huronalis forewing is yellow and white, its PM line lacks a broad base, and its anal angle lacks a white patch
Print References
Munroe, E. G. 1955: The genus Epipagis Hübner nec Hampson in North America. – The Canadian Entomologist, Ottawa 87: 250-251, figs 1-2.
Internet References
pinned adult image and comparison photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)