Other Common Names
Long-winged Doryodes Moth (Grandipennis, latin for "great wings", was originally described as a race of the smaller Doryodes bistrialis. Continued application of the common name to the race grandipennis may no longer be appropriate since size cannot be used to separate race grandipennis from the nominate race, spadaria.)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Guenée,  (1)
Themma divisa Walker, 1863
Tunza promptella Walker, 1863
Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (1)
* phylogenetic sequence #930927
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet grandipennis is Latin meaning "large wing."
The taxon, grandipennis
, was originally described as a race of spadaria
Guenée. It was elevated to species and then later placed back in synonymy in Lafontaine & Sullivan (2015) (1)
"forewing length: ♂ 13–20 mm, most commonly 16–18 mm; ♀ 18–21 mm, most commonly 19 mm" (1)
Eastern Quebec to southern Florida (1)
is smaller with narrower stripe.
- D. spadaria
cannot be easily separated from the smaller D. fusselli
, a species known only from Dare County south to Brunswick and New Hanover counties in NC as of 2016. D. fusselli
is intermediate between D. spadaria
and D. bistrialis
in size and appearance.(1)
Barnes & McDunnough, 1918. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America.
; pl. 17
, figs 1-2.
Guenée A  Uranides et Phalénites. In: Boisduval JBAD de, Guenée A. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères.
Walker, F.W. 1863. Crambites & Tortricites. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum.