Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Bryolymnia semifascia (Smith, 1900)
Chytonix semifascia Smith, 1900
* phylogenetic sequence #932246
Explanation of Names
semifascia: Latin term meaning "half a band"; presumably refers to the white partial band on the forewing, and is the origin of the suggested common name Half-banded Bryloymnia.
species occur in America north of Mexico. (1)
Adult - forewing dark brown with irregular white patch half-way along inner margin, usually extending about half-way across wing (amount of white is variable, ranging from none to completely crossing the wing); black streak runs on either side of white patch from base of wing to anal angle; paler reddish-yellow shading in upper half of subterminal area; hindwing light brownish-gray with dark veins and discal lunule; fringe pale.
There are records from Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and North Carolina. (3)
Most records of adults from June and July. (3)
forewing has large pale patch covering median area and surrounding reniform spot (see photo
by Bruce Walsh)
Lafontaine, J.D. & B.C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. p.72 (1)
Smith, J.B. 1900. A hundred new moths of the family Noctuidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 22(1203): 415-416 (2)
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.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona
- on Arizona checklist and a linked photo of pinned adult.