Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prochoreutis extrincicella (Dyar, 1900)
Dyar, 1900 (1)
Phylogenetic Sequence # 580009
There are five named species of Prochoreutis
in America north of Mexico. (2)
Original description as Choreutis extrincicella
Dyar is online or PDF. (1)
The largest patch of white almost entirely covers the outer half, extending from costa to inner margin. Near the anal angle is a velvety black spot, ornamented with metallic scales, this spot encroaches on and appears to be laid on the white. The outer margin is light fuscous. The inner edge of the large white patch is bounded by a broad almost straight fuscous band, next towards the base is a narrower whitish band, the base of wing is fuscous. All of these bands and colors extend from costa to hind margin. Hind wings are immaculate and under side of all wings are free from whitish lines and dashes and very pale in color.
Kentucky to West Virginia and north to New Brunswick and Minnesota. (2)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Records are mostly from May to July. (2)
Larval host is thought to be Canada germander, Teucrium canadense
Compare with related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
In the western range, Caloreas apocynoglossa
looks very similar.
Kearfott, W.D. 1902. A revision of the North American species of the genus Choreutis
. The Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 10: 122