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Species Gesneria centuriella - Hodges#4703

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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 Gesneria
Species centuriella (Gesneria centuriella - Hodges#4703)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gesneria centuriella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Phalaena (Tinea) centuriella Denis and Schiffermüller, 1775 (1)
Gesneria centurionalis Hübner, 1824
Eudorea borealis Duponchel, 1835
Scopula numeralis Zetterstedt, 1839
Phycis quadratella Zetterstedt, 1839
Scoparia centurialis Guenée, 1854
Hypena caecalis Walker, 1858
Scopula caliginosalis Walker, 1865
Scoparia ninguidalis Hulst, 1886
Scoparia centuriella form confluella Krulikowsky, 1909
Five subspecies total, four in our area: (beringiella, borealis, caecalis, ninguidalis)
Wingspan 23-30 mm.
Adult: forewing variably gray to brown with black spots and jagged AM and PM lines; median area pale compared to dark distal half of wing; hindwing light yellowish-gray with dark discal spot and terminal band.
Most of southern Canada and northern United States, also represented throughout northern Eurasia.
See Also
Shows more contrast between pale median area and dark terminal area than other closely-related species.
Print References
Denis, M. & I. Schiffermüller, 1775. Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend: 319. (1)
Works Cited
1.Systematisches Verzeichniß der Schmetterlinge der Wienergegend.
Michael Denis & Ignaz Schiffermüller. 1775. Augustin Bernardi, Wien. pp.323.