Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Donacaula amblyptepennis (Dyar, 1917)
Chilo longirostrallus Clemens, 1860
syn. Schoenobius amblyptepennis Dyar, 1917
Phylogenetic sequence #158625
Explanation of Names
LONGIROSTRELLA: from the Latin "longus" (long) + "rostrum" (beak); refers to the adult's long snout, and is the origin of the suggested common name above
Adults - forewing yellowish-brown with scattered speckling; 3 dark spots equally spaced parallel to inner margin; dark and diffuse oblique line from apex to most distal of 3 spots; another partial oblique line and spot in median area; terminal line composed of 7 or 8 dark dots; hindwing pale yellowish-white, translucent, with dark terminal line dots at apex; snout long, thick. [Randy Hardy]
Southern Ontario and New England south to Florida, west to Texas, north to Arkansas and Nebraska. (2)
Adults are nocturnal and come to light.
A relatively distinctive Donacaula by forewing maculation; easily identified by male and female genitalia and possibly belonging in its own genus. However, DNA analysis indicates this species is actually part of a complex of at least five species.
presence in Ontario; list
(NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)