Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eoreuma densella (Zeller, 1881)
Chilo densellus Zeller, 1881
There are eight named species of the genus Eoreuma
in America north of Mexico. (1)
8 to 9 mm long. Wingspan 15 to 18 mm.
Wings: Yellowish-white with white veins and brown speckles between the veins. A large dark dot about mid wing at end of discal cell. Wing tip has series of small dark dots. Fringe yellowish-white. Hind wing white.
Ontario; Minnesota to Connecticut, south to Texas(3)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some
distribution data. Also North Dakota (2)
Ponds and streams with water plants.
April to October for most areas; year round in Florida. (1)
June to July in Ontario
Holotype as Chilo densellus male by Zeller, 1881. Type Locality: Texas. In the British Museum of Natural History, London, England. In Zeller collection.
has black veins and a whitish streak from center spot to wing tip.
Klots, A. B. 1970: North American Crambinae. Notes on the tribe Chiloini and a revision of the genera Eoreuma Ely and Xubida Schaus (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Journal of the New York Entomological Society 78(2)
: 107, fig. 1. (2)
Zeller, P. C. 1881: Columbische Chiloniden, Crambiden und Phycideen. Horae Societatis entomologicae Rossicae
; pl 11, fig. 2.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1909, Vol. 11 by Dyar, pp. 27 to 28.
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 1910, Vol. 12 by Ely, pg. 204.
Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 1913, Vol. 2 by Barnes & McDunnough, pg. 217.
Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, 1917, Vol. 5 by Dyar, pg. 86.
Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station, 1923, Memoir 68 by Forbes, pg. 592.
Journal of the New York Entomological Society, 1970, Vol. 78 by Klots, pp. 105 to 107.