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Species Compacta capitalis - Hodges#5233

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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 Spilomelinae
Tribe Margaroniini
Genus Compacta
Species capitalis (Compacta capitalis - Hodges#5233)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Compacta capitalis (Grote, 1881)
Botis capitalis Grote, 1881
Polygrammodes posticata Forbes, 1923 (1)(2)
Polygrammodes capitalis
wingspan about 35 mm.
ws = 38 mm (Grote, 1881)
Adult: forewing white, semitransparent, with reddish-brown shading at base and along inner margin; at least 2 main black discal spots, an irregular subterminal line, and dark apical blotch present on both wings
Maryland to Florida, west to Texas and possibly Colorado, north to Illinois
The adults are most common from May to August. (3)
Polygrammodes posticata Forbes, 1923 - Forbes calls this "variety posticata Grote and Robinson". However, Botis posticata Grote & Robinson 1867:22 was later synonymized with Achyra rantalis.
See Also
Compacta hirtalis forewing appears grayish, with darker shading at base, and distinct AM line (see pinned adult image by Marcos Saborio from Costa Rica)
Print References
Forbes, W. T. M. 1923 Primitive forms Microlepidoptera, Pyraloids, Bombyces. The Lepidoptera of New York and neighboring states. Memoir 68: 554(1)
Grote, A.R. 1881. "Article 10 - North American moths, with a preliminary catalogue of the species of Hadena and Polia." Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 6(2): 272
Internet References
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus date and status in Maryland (Larry Line, Maryland)
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems