Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microtheoris vibicalis (Zeller, 1873)
Botis vibicalis Zeller, 1873
* phylogenetic sequence #144525
Explanation of Names
vib, -ic is Latin for a whip mark (1)
one of 2 species in this genus found in America north of Mexico. (2)
Adult: forewing white or cream-colored with broad maroon AM and PM lines; AM line oblique, almost parallel to costa; PM line parallel to outer margin; fringe and strip along inner margin maroon; hindwing gray with long fringe of hairlike scales
adults fly from March to September in Texas and starting about June in Kansas
Type locality: [USA] Texas
color/pattern on forewing is unlikely to be confused with any other species
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (3)
Zeller, P. C. 1873: Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. – Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 23: 208, 209, pl. 3 fig. 4.
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.
plus locations in Oklahoma [search on species 'vibicalis'] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
type specimen locality
[Dallas, Texas] (Harvard U., Connecticut)