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Species Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis - Sooty Lipocosmodes - Hodges#4888

Sooty Lipocosmodes - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis Crambidae, ventralX - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis Sooty Lipocosmodes - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis Sooty Lipocosmodes - Hodges#4888 - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis Moth to porch light - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis genitalia - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis - female Crambidae, Sooty Lipocosmodes, dorsal - Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis
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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Lipocosmodes
Species fuliginosalis (Sooty Lipocosmodes - Hodges#4888)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lipocosmodes fuliginosalis (Fernald, 1888)
Lipocosma fuliginosalis Fernald, 1888
The only species in this genus in North America.
Fernald (1888) listed the wingspan 13-15 mm.
Adult: forewing white only in basal area and at apex, otherwise diffuse brownish-gray; PM line dark, largely obscured by dark shading.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Quebec to Florida(1), Illinois to Texas. (2)
Listed on the Oklahoma checklist. (3)
Fernald (1888) described the species from specimens collected in Maine, Ontario, and Illinois.
Heppner (2003) reported January to November. (2)
Heppner (2003)(2) and Beadle & Leckie (2012)(4) reported the host is unknown.
See Also
Glaphyria fulminalis forewing has similar pattern but AM and PM lines are pale, not dark.
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1888. North American Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana, 4. p. 37.
Internet References
pinned adult images by John Glaser, plus locations, dates, distribution (Larry Line, Maryland)
distribution list of boundary states/provinces (Dalton State College, Georgia)