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Species Glaphyria sesquistrialis - White-roped Glaphyria - Hodges#4870

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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 sesquistrialis (White-roped Glaphyria - Hodges#4870)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glaphyria sesquistrialis Hübner, 1823
Explanation of Names
The specific epithet has been misspelled by various authors going back over a century as "sequistrialis".
There are six named species of the genus Glaphyria in America north of Mexico. (1)
wingspan about 15 mm, based on Jim Vargo specimen at MPG
Adult: forewing yellowish with wavy white AM and PM lines bordered on both sides by dark gray; hindwing whitish or light gray with yellowish shading beyond jagged PM line.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (2)
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Ontario to Florida(3), Illinois to Texas(4). (5)
Heppner (2003) reported February to November. (5)
Heppner (2003) listed Quercus virginiana Mill. (live oak) as the larval host. (5)
See Also
Glaphyria cappsi and fulminalis have a very large dark brown patch on forewing; G. glaphyralis has diffuse white shading throughout forewing and no distinct AM line; G. basiflavalis is smaller and has dark brown forewing with diffuse white patches
Print References
Forbes, W.T.M. 1923. The Lepidoptera of New York and Neighboring States. Memoir 68. 537 (key and descriptions) (6)
Internet References
live adult image (Claire Curry, Texas)
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus flight season (Larry Line, Maryland)