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Species Evergestis unimacula - Large-spotted Evergestis - Hodges#4901

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Classification
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 Evergestis
Species unimacula (Large-spotted Evergestis - Hodges#4901)
Hodges Number
4901
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Evergestis unimacula (Grote & Robinson, 1867)
Asopia unimacula Grote & Robinson, 1867
* phylogenetic sequence #147275
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet unimacula is Latin meaning "one spot."
Numbers
One of 19 species in this genus in North America.
Size
Wingspan 18-22 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing dark grayish-brown with irregular pale patch along outer half of costa; small pale discal spot in lower half of wing; terminal line and fringe dark; hindwing similarly colored but pale patch more diffuse and fringe somewhat paler.
Range
Eastern United States, west to at least Iowa, plus Ontario.
Season
Adults fly from May to August.
Food
Unknown.
See Also
Perispasta caeculalis forewing has pale patch near center of wing, not along costa.
Print References
Grote, A.R. & C.T. Robinson 1867. Descriptions of American Lepidoptera - No. 1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 1: 14
Munroe, E., The Moths of North America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.1, Pyraloidea Pyralidae (Part) (London: E.W. Classey, 1972-1974)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photographs of living and pinned adults.
live adult images plus description and flight dates (Lynn Scott, Ontario)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus flight dates and distribution (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image by David Smith (John Snyder, Furman U., South Carolina)
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
Works Cited
1.Field Guide to Moths of Eastern North America
Charles V. Covell, Jr. 2005.