Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scoparia delphusa Fernald, 1902
This species occurs in two color forms, with some variation and a small proportion of intergrades.
One form is closely similar in appearance to C. tricoloralis, though it tends to be somewhat narrower-winged and is less variegated. In particular the warm brown tints of the discal area of the forewing of C. tricoloralis are largely replaced by gray, often of a pallid ashy shade in C. modulalis.
The second form is in its extreme manifestation very different. The whole disc of the forewing is heavily suffused with blackish fuscous, leaving the base contrastingly pale ashy gray. In the terminal area the usual three dark triangular patches appear more or less distinctly on a pale-gray ground.
Records from Arizona and Colorado.
Records from July and August.
Type locality: Greer, White Mountains, Apache County, Arizona.
The dark form appears to be more numerous in the female sex than in the male and is more numerous in the southern part of the range than in the north.
Cosipara smithi, a Mexican species.
Munroe, E. G. 1972: Pyraloidea, Pyralidae comprising subfamilies Scopariinae, Nymphulinae. Pp. 1–134. – In: Dominick, R. B. et al., The Moths of America north of Mexico. 13.1 A 13.1 A. – E. W. Classey and R. B. D. Publications Inc., London.
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– images of pinned adults (1)
- images of pinned DNA supported specimens (2)