Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Explanation of Names
An eponym, perhaps for James Spencer Bailey (1830-1883) or James Harold Bailey (1870-1909) (1)
. Internet searches show the former was a New York physician--perhaps a connection with Grote, a long-time resident of New York.
7 species in North America: 5 listed by Nearctica (2)
, and 2 additional species form southeastern US described in 2004 by Vernon Brou (see PDF doc
Adult: forewing shiny, gray, with (usually) silvery or whitish shading in median area; black markings along ST line, especially at costa; base of wing usually contains whitish or pale color, bordered distally by oblique basal line; hindwing light gray or brown, darker toward outer margin
Nova Scotia to Florida, west to Texas, north to Alberta
deciduous woods, shrubby areas; adults are nocturnal and come to light
adults fly from March to November in the south; May to October farther north
larvae feed on leaves of a small number of species of deciduous trees
two or three generations per year in the south; one or two in the north
The two recently-described species in 2004 are named Baileya acadiana and Baileya ellessyoo; the former occurs in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, and the latter has been recorded in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, and Texas.
Brou, Vernon Antoine. 2004. Two new species of Baileya Grote (Nolidae: Risobinae) from the southeastern United States. Journal of the Lepidopterists Society. 58(2): 94-99.
[available online in PDF format here
pinned adult images
of 5 species (CBIF)
Insects of Cedar Creek
image of Baileya doubledayi
photos of all 7 species and key to species; PDF doc
plus description and distribution of the 2 species described in 2004 (Vernon Brou, courtesy Yale U.)