Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eustrotia distincta Grote, 1882
Phylogenetic sequence # 930964
Pogue & Ferguson (1998) revised description is available online in PDF. (2)
The original description as Eustrotia distincta Grote, is available online in the print references below.
Adult: forewing gray with blackish shading inside AM line, and blackish patches in subapical and anal angle areas; median area white or pale basally, and shaded with gray distally; AM line almost straight; PM line curved, with large hump and small point beyond reniform spot; hindwing brownish-gray or greenish-gray.
Eastern United States: Florida to Texas, north to Maryland and Kentucky. (3)
Swamps, streamsides, and other cypress wetlands.
Pogue & Ferguson (1998) reported the flight from late February to September. (2)
Pogue & Ferguson (1998) reported larval host as Taxodium
sp. (cypress). (2)
Multiple generations per year.
Other species of Cutina have a different pattern on the forewing.
Small size and forewing pattern reminiscent of some geometrid moths in the tribe Hydriomenini
, A.R. 1882. Some new Noctuidae and notes. Papilio
pinned adult image
(James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
presence in Kentucky; county map
plus dates and locations (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)
presence in Maryland
pinned adult image by John Glaser plus dates and presumed larval foodplant (Larry Line, Maryland)