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Species Glaphyria cappsi - Hodges#4874

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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 Glaphyria
Species cappsi (Glaphyria cappsi - Hodges#4874)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glaphyria cappsi, Munroe, 1972
7 to 8 mm long. Wing length 5.5 to 7 mm.
See here for how to separate G. fulminalis from G. cappsi:
Wings: Forewing pale yellowish-orange, with a large dark purplish-brown central area. Two white lines across the wing. The first line AM antemedial is wavy with 2 distinct, pointed dips. (Florida specimens have one dip longer than the other.) The second line PM postmedial is more rounded, following the border of the dark patch, then extends inward through the patch, turning upward at anal angle and ending just below the AM line. Hind wing is pale, with a brown shading outlined by a white line.
Southern U.S. to Florida; Ontario.
June to early July in Ontario; all season in southern states.
Unknown. Tropical Glaphyria feed on plants in the Spurge (Euphorbia) and Aster families.
Holotype as Glaphyria cappsi male by Munroe, 1972. Type Locality: Florida. In the United States National Museum, Smithsonian, Washington, D.C. Genitalia slide #HWC 66. No results on search.
Paratype #11964 in the Canadian National Collection (CNC). No photos.
See Also
Similar Species: Almost identical to Glaphyria fulminalis which is a pale yellow and has second white line (PM postmedial) on forewing straight to inner margin, not extend upward to near AM line.
Print References
The Moths of American north of Mexico: Pyralidae, 1972, Fascicle 13.1B by Munroe, pp. 227-228.
Internet References