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Species Glaphyria fulminalis - Black-patched Glaphyria Moth - Hodges#4873

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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Glaphyria
Species fulminalis (Black-patched Glaphyria Moth - Hodges#4873)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glaphyria fulminalis (Lederer, 1863)
Homophysa fulminalis Lederer, 1863
wingspan about 11 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
See here for how to separate G. fulminalis from G. cappsi:
eastern United States (Connecticut to Florida, west to Texas and Illinois); Ontario, Canada.
adults fly from May to August; July in Ontario
Unknown. Tropical Glaphyria feed on plants in the Spurge (Euphorbia) and Aster families.
Holotype & Allotype as Homophysa fulminalis by Lederer, 1863. Type Localities: Unknown. In the Natural History Museum of Austria, Vienna, Austria.
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M, 1923: 538 (1)
Lederer, 1863: 455, 483, pl. 18 fig. 13 (2)
Internet References
adult image and distribution (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image (David Smith, Furman U., South Carolina)
live and pinned adult images by various photographers, plus common name reference (Moth Photographers Group)
occurrence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
Works Cited
1.The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States
William T.M. Forbes. 1923. Cornell University, Ithaca, New York; Memoir 68.
2.Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen
Lederer, J. 1863. Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift 7(8, 10–12): 243–280, 331–504, pls 2–18.