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Species Herpetogramma abdominalis - Hodges#5276

Moth. Pyraustinae, one of many Pyralids - Herpetogramma abdominalis Herpetogramma - Herpetogramma abdominalis 323 Herpetogramma pertextalis - Bold-feathered Grass Moth 5275 - Herpetogramma abdominalis - female NW leaf folder - 2nd pupa - Herpetogramma abdominalis pupa - Herpetogramma abdominalis Herpetogramma abdominalis Herpetogramma pertextalis or abdominalis? - Herpetogramma abdominalis moth at porch light - Herpetogramma abdominalis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Herpetogramma
Species abdominalis (Herpetogramma abdominalis - Hodges#5276)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Herpetogramma abdominalis (Zeller, 1872)
Botys abdominalis Zeller, 1872
Botis fissalis Grote, 1881
Pyrausta abdominalis
Wingspan is 22-35 mm (1)
25-30 mm as Pyrausta fissalis (Forbes, 1923) (2)
See Pyrausta fissalis (Forbes, 1923) (2)
"Hind wing terminal line, if present, light brown or beige, not prominent; forewing basal line light brown or beige, not prominent and/or incomplete" (Solis, 2010) (3)
Adults usually have light orangish-brown costa and a white ground color. (1)
East of the Rocky Mts. and south to NC based on BOLD and BAMONA
Adults are on wing from April to September. (1)
Life Cycle
1.leaf roll on Laportea canadensis 2.pupal case and head capsule
Page creation based on Brian Scholtens' identification of this image. See also Hugh McGuinness's identification on this image
See Also
H. pertextalis "Hind wing terminal line dark brown and prominent; forewing basal line dark brown and entire width prominent" (Solis, 2010) (3); averages larger
H. thestealis "Forewing with high contrast between dark brown or beige marginal shade and basal areas" (Solis, 2010) (3); averages larger
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M. 1923, The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States, Primitive Forms Microlepidoptera Pyraloids Bombyces. Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, Memoir 68: 567 (Pyrausta fissalis)
Grote, A. R. 1881 North American moths with a preliminary catalogue of species of Hadena and Polia. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 6(2): 273 (Botis fissalis)
Zeller, P. C. 1872 Beitr├Ąge zur Kenntnis der nordamerikanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien. 22: 515