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Species Saucrobotys fumoferalis - Dusky Saucrobotys - Hodges#4935

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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Saucrobotys
Species fumoferalis (Dusky Saucrobotys - Hodges#4935)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Saucrobotys fumoferalis (Hulst, 1886)
Botis fumoferalis Hulst, 1886 (154)
Phylogenetic sequence # 148125
There are two named species of Saucrobotys in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan about 25 mm. (1)
Original description online: (154)
Adult: forewing dark gray or sometimes brown; AM, PM, and ST lines, black, deeply and sharply toothed but usually indistinct, especially ST line; teeth of ST line end in pale points at terminal line, which is smooth and black; hindwing pale grayish-brown basally with toothed PM line and dark terminal band
Across Canada and northern United States: in the east from Nova Scotia to Maryland and Illinois; in the west from Yukon Territory(2) to California(3) and Utah.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Boreal forest, mixed forests and woodlots in the south; adults are nocturnal and come to light.
Adults fly from April to September. (1)
Carya Nutt. (hickory); possibly Spreading Dogbane - Apocynum androsaemifolium (U of Alberta Entomology Collection
See Also
Saucrobotys futilalis forewing is paler and yellowish-brown, and its lines are less deeply toothed.
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society vol. 13, p. (154)
Lafontaine, J.D., & D.M. Wood 1997. Butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) of the Yukon. In Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods). Ottawa: pp. 723-785. (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - map with some distribution data, photos of living and pinned adults.
Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
pinned adult image by John Glaser, plus dates and distribution (Larry Line, Maryland)
pinned adult image by David Smith (John Snyder, Furman U., South Carolina)
presence in Utah; list (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists' Society)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Butterflies and Moths of the Yukon
J.D. Lafontaine & D.M. Wood. 1997. In: Danks H.V., Downes J.A. (Eds.), Insects of the Yukon. Biological Survey of Canada (Terrestrial Arthropods), Ottawa: 787–86.
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List