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Species Anageshna primordialis - Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth - Hodges#5176

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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 Spilomelinae
Tribe Steniini
Genus Anageshna
Species primordialis (Yellow-spotted Webworm Moth - Hodges#5176)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anageshna primordialis (Dyar, 1907)
Geshna primordialis Dyar, 1906 (1)
Anageshna primordialis vividior Munroe, 1956
Anageshna primordialis pallidior Munroe, 1956
Dyar (1906) listed a wingspan of 12-15 mm. (1)
Wingspan 11 mm (guide photo)
A small gray moth with yellowish highlights in an (apparently) distinctive, but subtle, pattern.
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include New York to Florida, Illinois to Texas.(2)
Reported to fly in the day (guide photo) as well as at night.
Heppner (2003) reported February to November. (2)
Heppner (2003) listed the non-native Rhapis excelsa (broadleaf lady palm). (2)
The author of this species is Harrison G. Dyar, Jr. (1866-1929). A rather interesting account of his life is at Insects, Bigamy, and History and Bahai Library. His father, Harrison Gray Dyar, was a prominent chemist and inventor.
See Also
Apogeshna stenialis
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1906. The North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of The New York Entomological Society, 14: 97. (1)
Works Cited
1.The North American Nymphulinæ and Scopariinæ
Harrison G. Dyar. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(2): 77-107.
2.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems