Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Clemens, 1860 (1)
Chambers, 1872 (3)
Phylogenetic sequence #420496.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "iridescent wings."
Adult: forewing slender, dark brown to blackish with three iridescent blue streaks evenly-spaced along costa (and projecting at right-angles toward middle of wing); another blue steak in basal area, and three blue spots in median area; subterminal area with three pale but faint whitish patches; hindwing dark gray to blackish, either unmarked or with a few whitish dots in median area; legs banded black and white; remainder of body dark gray to blackish.
Eastern United States: New York to Florida, west to Texas and Illinois.
has spots in median area replaced by a single streak short perpendicular to the inner margin near the anal angle. It also has two spots in the basal area instead of a single streak.
Clemens, B., 1860. Contributions to American Lepidopterology. - No. 3. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia.
Walsingham, Lord. 1910 Tineina, Pterophorina, Orneodina, and Pyralidina and Hepialina (part).Biologia Centrali-Americana. Insecta. Lepidoptera-Heterocera.
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