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Species Diacme adipaloides - Darker Diacme Moth - Hodges#5143

Diacme adipaloides Diacme elealis - Diacme adipaloides 5143 Darker Diacme  - Diacme adipaloides Hodges #5143 - Darker Diacme Moth - Diacme adipaloides Hodges #5143 - Darker Diacme Moth - Diacme adipaloides Darker Diacme Moth - Diacme adipaloides Diacme adipaloides Diacme elealis - Paler Diacme Moth - Diacme adipaloides
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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
Genus Diacme
Species adipaloides (Darker Diacme Moth - Hodges#5143)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diacme adipaloides (Grote & Robinson, 1867)
Botys adipaloides Grote & Robinson, 1867
18mm WS (1)
Resembles Paler Diacme, but darker FW is grayish brown with irregular pale orange bands. HW is paler yellow with wide brown border. (1)
According to Brian Scholtens and others, the presence of a basal line on the hindwing is diagnostic for the Darker Diacme. reference Despite the common name, some forms of the "Darker Diacme" can be just as pale as the "Paler Diacme", but the presence or absence of the basal line is distinctive.

DNA supported specimen
Widespread in the eastern United States.
The host plants are unknown (1)
"I do call some things D. elealis in SC, but these have a different wing shape, and never have any hint of a basal line on the HW. I call everything with a basal line D. adipaloides." Brian Scholtens - reference here
(Note: There is ambiguity in exactly which mark Brian Scholtens is terming the "basal line"; what is needed is a good annotated example of each species with this mark (or its absence) marked up and pointed out.)
See Also
Paler Diacme Moth - Hodges #5142
Print References
Grote, A.R., C.T. Robinson, 1867. Descriptions of American Lepidoptera, No 1. Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 1: 26. Plate [url=]2, fg. 19.