Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


Species Baileya acadiana - Hodges#8971.1

Which Baileya? - Baileya acadiana Baileya acadiana Baileya ophthalmica ?? - Baileya acadiana Baileya dormitans ? - Baileya acadiana Sleeping Baileya Moth - Baileya acadiana Baileya dormitans - Baileya acadiana Baileya acadiana? - Baileya acadiana Baileya dormitans - Sleeping Baileya - Baileya acadiana
Show images of: caterpillars · adults · both
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Nolidae (Nolid Moths)
Subfamily Risobinae
Genus Baileya
Species acadiana (Baileya acadiana - Hodges#8971.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Baileya acadiana Brou, 2004 (1)
Explanation of Names
From the original description: "The epithet is derived from the colloquial term for the region as well as the endemic human populations, early settlers in the southern rural regions of Louisiana, the Acadians (Cajuns), French settlers who traveled to Louisiana from (Acadia) Nova Scotia."
As of the original description, it had been confirmed from "Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas". It should be expected from neighboring states.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Two new species of Baileya (Grote) Nolidae: Risobinae: from the southeastern United States.
Vernon Antoine Brou Jr. 2004. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 58(2): 94-99.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group