Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cacozelia basiochrealis Grote, 1877
* phylogentic sequence #289800
Explanation of Names
basiochrealis: from the Latin "basis" (base) + "ochra" (pale yellow); refers to the color at the base of the forewing, and is the origin of the suggested common name Yellow-based Cacozelia
Three Cacozelia species occur in America north Of Mexico.
forewing length 9-11.5 mm(1)
Adult: forewing has yellowish basal area with brown accents, bluish-gray median area, and brownish shading beyond PM line; small pale patch just outside PM line at costa; black discal spot shaped like short rod in median area; hindwing dark grayish-brown
Midwest south through Texas; Arizona(1)
Adults fly from late July to early September. Some June and October records.(1)
April through October in Texas.
This is the type species of the genus Cacozelia.
The related species "Cacozelia alboplagialis" [Hodges #5581] seen in some lists is now known as Milgithea alboplagialis. It was described in 1905 by Dyar, who orginally placed it in genus Cacozelia.
) is a northeastern species that lacks contrast between median and subterminal areas of forewing, and has no pale patch outside PM line at costa.
Grote, A. R. 1877. On the Pyralid genus Epipaschia
of Clemens, and allied forms. Proceedings Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 19: 264
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p.187, pl.25.3m, 25.4f.(1)
Moth Photographers Group
- photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems
- species account with photographs of pinned adults
Oklahoma moth checklist
- listed (John Nelson, Oklahoma)
presence in Arizona; list
(Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
Lepidopterists Society Season Summary
- June, July records in Oklahoma; search on species "basiochrealis"
type species, author, date
(Brian Pitkin et al
, Butterflies and Moths of the World)