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Species Eudonia strigalis - Striped Eudonia - Hodges#4738

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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 Scopariinae
Genus Eudonia
Species strigalis (Striped Eudonia - Hodges#4738)
Hodges Number
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
Eighteen Eudonia species are found in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
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), (1), (6), (7)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with some collection dates.
Adults fly year round in the southern states and May to September further north.
See Also
The number and particular placement of black streaks distinguishes this species from other Eudonia and Scoparia species
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1906. The North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14: 104. (3)
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)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.The North American Nymphulinæ and Scopariinæ
Harrison G. Dyar. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(2): 77-107.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.Assessment of species diversity in the Atlantic Maritime Ecozone
McAlpine D.F., Smith I.M. (eds.). 2010. Canadian Science Publishing (NRC Research Press). 785 pp.
7.Peterson Field Guide to Moths of Northeastern North America
David Beadle and Seabrooke Leckie. 2012. Houghton Mifflin.
8.The Moths of North America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1A. Scopariinae, Nymphulinae
Eugene Munroe. 1972. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
9.Butterflies of North America