Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
(Dyar, 1906) (1)
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)
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)
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 leaves of oak (Quercus spp.)
Heppner (2003) reported the host was unknown. (7)
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
Dyar, H.G. 1906. Descriptions of four new species of North American moths. Journal of the New York Entomological Society
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)
presence in Ontario; list
(NHIC, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)