Explanation of Names
Epina dichromella Walker, 1866
Chilo matanzalis Schaus, 1922
Diatraea differentialis Fernald, 1888
The genus Epina
includes two species in America, north of Mexico. (1)
See description of Diatraea differentialis Fernald, 1888, in "Print References" below. Note that females are described as brownish yellow and males as seal brown.
These specimens (3)
were identified by James E. Hayden, Ph.D.
Florida State Collection of Arthropods, Lepidoptera Division of Plant Industry Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
East coast from Florida to West Virginia. (2)
Known sightings have been on a barrier island.
These two specimens and another reported in 1975 were all recorded from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina
Fernald, C. H. 1888. On the genus Diatraea. Entomologica Americana
4 (6): 120
Minno, M.C. 1992. Lepidoptera of the Archbold Biological Station, Highlands county, Florida. Florida Entomologist
. (presence in FL)
Schaus, W. 1922. New species of Pyralidae of the subfamily Crambinae from tropical America. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Walker, F. 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum.