Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eucirroedia pampina (Guenée, 1852)
Cirroedia pampina Guenée, 1852
Eucirroedia pampinella (Strand, 1916)
Eucirroedia brunneoochracea (Strand, 1916)
Phylogenetic sequence #
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)
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.
Covell, p. 116 & plate 24 #15 (2)
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.)