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Species Eustixia pupula - Spotted Peppergrass Moth - Hodges#4794

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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 Eustixia
Species pupula (Spotted Peppergrass Moth - Hodges#4794)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eustixia pupula Hübner, 1823
placed in subfamily Odontiinae by Munroe, 1961
more recently placed in subfamily Glaphyriinae by Shaffer
Phylogenetic sequence # 144500
The only species in this genus in North America. (1)
Adult: forewing white with several large squarish black spots well-spaced across wing, and smaller spots forming a broken subterminal line; hindwing white with a couple of black spots along outer margin.
Massachusetts to Florida, west to Texas, north to Ontario. (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8)
Fields, waste places; adults are attracted to light.
Adults are most common from May to August, Texas flight usually begins in March.
Heppner (2003) reported adults from March to July, September in Florida. (8)
Heppner (2003) listed Brassica oleracea L. (cabbage) and Lepidium virginicum L. (Virginia peppergrass). (8)
Life Cycle

Late instar caterpillar is green with dark red bands on each segment and a faint white subventral lateral line.
Print References
Hübner, 1823. Zutr. Samml. Exot. Schmett. 2: 24, pl. 57, figs. 327, 328.
Internet References
live and pinned adult images plus food plants (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image (David Smith, Furman U., South Carolina)
distribution (Dalton State College, Georgia)
classification history showing placement in different subfamilies (Butterflies and Moths of the World)