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Species Atascosa glareosella - Hodges#6067

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Peoriini
Genus Atascosa
Species glareosella (Atascosa glareosella - Hodges#6067)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Atascosa glareosella (Zeller, 1872)
Anerastia glareosella Zeller, 1872
wingspan about 16 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Adult: forewing grayish-brown with central longitudinal strip of diffuse blackish shading, and pale gray or whitish strip along costa with sparse speckling; PM line faint/indistinct, straight, running diagonally from inner margin to near apex; indistinct dark discal spot near costa about two-thirds distance from base; hindwing pale grayish-brown with whitish fringe
Florida(1) to Texas(2), north at least to Maryland, Michigan, and Illinois
The adults fly from July to October in Maryland
page creation based on Brian Scholtens' tentative identification of this image, as reported by Bob Patterson via email
See Also
Homosassa ella forewing costal strip is less speckled (and therefore whiter) and both PM line and discal spot are lacking.
Compare with Peoria longipalpella.
Print References
Shaffer, J.C. 1968. A Revision of the Peoriinae and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America North of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin - United States National Museum. 280: 49; figs. 26, 91.
Zeller, P.C. 1872. Beitrage zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der kaiserlich-königlichen zoologisch-botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 22: 553
Internet References
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus locations and flight season (Larry Line, Maryland)