Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Paralobesia cyclopiana (Heinrich, 1926)
Heinrich, 1926 (1)
Endopiza cyclopiana (Heinrich, 1926)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "one-eyed" for the "large, round, black subapical spot." (2)
There are 17 named Paralobesia species in America north of Mexico.
The original description as Polychrosis cyclopiana
Heinrich, is available in PDF and online at the link in the print references below. (2)
Eastern United States. (5)
Moth Photographers Group
- large map with some distribution data.
Female type: Brown's Mills, NJ (Harry B. Weiss
, reared July, 1920 from larva feeding in seed pod of Swamp Magnolia).
Male paratype: in CNC labeled "20-VII-24. Larva on imported Magnolia glauca Linnaeus presumably from vicinity of Philadelphia."
Adults have been recorded mostly from March to August. (3)
Several Apotomis are similar.
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Gilligan, Wright & Gibson, 2008. Olethreutine Moths of the Midwestern United States: p. 49.21.(4)
Heinrich, C. 1926. Revision of the North American moths of the subfamily Laspeyresiinae and Olethreutinae. Bulletin of the U.S. National Museum