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Species Salebriaria engeli - Engel's Salebriaria - Hodges#5773

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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 Phycitini
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
No Taxon (Salebriaria Group)
Genus Salebriaria
Species engeli (Engel's Salebriaria - Hodges#5773)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Salebriaria engeli (Dyar, 1906) (1)
Salebria engeli Dyar, 1906 (2)
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of Lepidoptera collector and author Henry Engel (1873-1943) of Pittsburgh. His collection resides at the Carnegie Museum. (2)
Wingspan about 16-20 mm.
The Dyar (1906) original description as Salebria engeli is online in the print references below.
The Heinrich (1956) revised description of Salebriaria engeli is in PDF. (1)
Adult: forewing dark brownish-gray with prominent white patch mid-way along inner margin; PM and subterminal lines dark, obscure, irregular; terminal line composed of thick black dashes, closely spaced; hindwing light grayish-brown with paler fringe.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (3)

There are records from throughout eastern North America. (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
The main flight period appears to be May to August. (9)
Heppner (2003) reported February; April to May in Florida. (7)
Larvae feed on Oak (Quercus spp.)
See Also
Salebriaria turpidella forewing patch is smaller and yellowish; S. fasciata, rufimaculella, and tenebrosella all have larger white forewing patches that extend to the costa.
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. Descriptions of four new species of North American moths. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14: 107. (2)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 60; pl. 2, figs. 8-9. (10)
Works Cited
1.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
2.Descriptions of four new species of North American moths.
Harrison. G. Dyar. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(2): 107-108.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
5.South Carolina Moth Species
6.Moths of Brackenridge Field Laboratory University of Texas at Austin
7.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
8.Annotated list of Ontario Lepidoptera
J. C. E. Riotte. 1992. Royal Ontario Museum 1-208.
9.North American Moth Photographers Group
10.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.