Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psectraglaea carnosa (Grote, 1877)
Glaea carnosa Grote, 1877
* phylogenetic sequence #932608
Wingspan about 45 mm (Grote, 1877).
Larva - see Crumb in Print References. Species account and larval photo in Wagner, et al. (2011). (2)
Adult - see Grote in Print References.
Records from Wisconsin east across southern Canada to Maine, south to Maryland and West Virginia. (3)
Type locality: Old Town
Known larval hosts include Vaccinium
spp. and Quercus
spp.. Have been captive reared on blueberry, chokeberry and cherry. (1)
"An uncommon moth that is very rarely seen because of its habits. It is mainly restricted to scrub oak barrens, has an unusual flight season (mainly October), and is attracted to light rather than sugar bait (while almost every other northeastern moth flying in October comes to bait much more readily than light). But the kicker for carnosa is that they don't start flying until after 1:00 AM. Hours after the cold has slowed most of the other moths to a crawl, carnosa starts showing up. So even if you are blacklighting in October in scrub oak barrens (which won't turn up a very wide variety of species to begin with), you're likely to pack up and call it a night long before carnosa starts flying. When you do find them though, they can be quite common." - Paul Dennehy
Crumb, S.E. 1956. The Larvae of the Phalaenidae. U.S. Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1135: 178 (2)
Grote, A.R. 1877. New Noctuae. The Canadian Entomologist 9(2): 21