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Genus Glaphyria

Moth species - Glaphyria glaphyralis Caribbean Scavenger Moth - Hodges #0304 - Glaphyria basiflavalis White-roped Glaphyria - Glaphyria sesquistrialis Basal-dash Glaphyria Moth - Hodges #4871 - Glaphyria basiflavalis No. 245 Glaphyria cappsi? - Glaphyria cappsi Glaphyria peremtalis - Glaphyria peremptalis Glaphyria sp.? - Glaphyria glaphyralis Moth ID Help - Glaphyria
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Classification
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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Glaphyria
Numbers
6 species in North America (nearctica.com)
Size
wingspan 10-15 mm, based on five specimens by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing yellowish (with very large dark brown patch in 2 species, wavy white lines in G. sequistrialis, and white shading in G. glaphyralis) or dark brown with diffuse white patches (in G. basiflavalis)
hindwing light gray with diffuse yellow or brown patch
Range
New England to Florida, west to Texas, north to Michigan and Ontario
Internet References
pinned adult images of 5 species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)