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Species Eucirroedia pampina - Scalloped Sallow - Hodges#9952

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Noctuinae (Cutworm or Dart Moths)
Tribe Xylenini
Subtribe Xylenina
Genus Eucirroedia
Species pampina (Scalloped Sallow - Hodges#9952)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucirroedia pampina (Guenée, 1852)
Cirroedia pampina Guenée, 1852
Eucirroedia pampinella (Strand, 1916)
Eucirroedia brunneoochracea (Strand, 1916)
Phylogenetic sequence # 932609 (1)
Explanation of Names
PAMPINA: from the Latin "pampinus" (tendril) - perhaps the jagged subterminal line or scalloped wing margin resembled a tendril to the describer? (Guenee in 1852)
The only species in this genus in North America. (1)
Wingspan 36-44 mm. (2)
Forewing length 17–19 mm. (3)
Adult: forewing dull yellow to orange with scalloped outer margin; reniform spot (and sometimes orbicular spot) shaped like dumbbell; AM and PM lines sinuous and mirror images of each other; subterminal line jagged; median area often darker than basal and distal area; hindwing pale pink with yellowish shading near base and dark fringe
British Columbia to Nova Scotia, south to Florida, west to Arkansas and Wisconsin.
Adults fly from August to December; peak numbers in September & October.
The larvae feed on leaves of black cherry, choke cherry, maple, box elder.
Life Cycle
Larva; adult
Locally common. (2)
Print References
Covell, p. 116 & plate 24 #15 (2)
Internet References
pinned adult images (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult image (Larry Line, Maryland)
common name reference plus larval food plants and flight season (Ohio State U.)