Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Nacoleia charesalis (Walker, 1859)
Botys charesalis Walker, 1859
Sylepta argillitis Turner, 1937
Psara delhommealis Legrand, 1966
Lampridia vetustalis Strand, 1918
: Color is brown with dark, grayish brown lines, distinctive only by dint of its extreme dullness. Labial palpi are upturned and uniformly colored. FW lines are sharply defined and fairly smooth. The PM is “B”-shaped (the curve on the radial veins being nearly as large as the curve on the medials), the discal spot is circular and hollow, and HW lines are like those on FW. Male antennae have a minute, yellow tuft, one-fourth distance from antennal base. (1)
Florida but apparently spreading north to SC and west to TX. (introduced from Asia)
Type locality: Borneo
was first reported in the United States from Florida by Hayden in Dixon and Anderson (2014a) and later discussed in Hayden and Troubridge (2015). (2)
Type locality: Malaysia, Borneo, Sarawak
- smaller, with traverse lines less crisply defined. (1)
– are smaller, orange, and nearly straight PM on FW (1)
Dixon WN, Anderson PJ. (Eds) (2014a) Entomology section. Tri-ology 52(1): 5
Hayden JE, Troubridge J. (2015) Nacoleia charesalis (Walker) spreading in Florida. News of the Lepidopterists’ Society 57(1): 8–10. (1)
Legrand, H. 1966: Lépidoptères des îles Seychelles et d'Aldabra. – Mémoires du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle, Paris (sér. A Zool.) 37: 111.
Strand, E. 1918 a: H. Sauter's Formosa-Ausbeute: Pyralididae, Subfam. Pyraustinae. – Deutsche entomologische Zeitschrift Iris, Dresden 32 (1/2): 55-56.
Turner, A. J. 1937: New Australian Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera). – Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland, Brisbane 48 (10): 61–88.
Walker, F. 1859 c: Pyralides. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 18: 709