Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anageshna primordialis (Dyar, 1907)
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.
Dyar, H.G., 1906. The North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of The New York Entomological Society
, 14: 97