Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eudonia strigalis (Dyar, 1906)
Scoparia strigalis Dyar, 1906
Explanation of Names
STRIGALIS: from the Latin "striga" (a furrow, channel, groove), and in zoology, a stripe; refers to the black streaks on the forewing, and is the origin of the common name Striped Eudonia
species are found in America north of Mexico. (1)
Dyar (1906) listed the wingspan 13-17 mm. (3)
Dyar (1906) original description as Scoparia strigalis
is available in PDF. (3)
Adult: forewing light dappled gray with several short black longitudinal streaks in specific locations: one near the base, two side-by-side in median area near AM line, one above the PM line, and 6 or 7 extending across the wing between the PM line and outer margin; AM and PM lines indistinct, pale, bordered with black; hindwing gray, shiny.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (4)
Throughout much of eastern Canada and United States. (5)
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with some collection dates.
Adults fly year round in the southern states and May to September further north.
The number and particular placement of black streaks distinguishes this species from other Eudonia and Scoparia species
Dyar, H.G., 1906. The North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society
Munroe, E.G., 1972. The Moths of America North of Mexico: Scopariinae, Nymphulinae. Fascicle 13.1A
. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. (8)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America
. University of California Press. p. 169. (2)