Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
, 1800). Synonyms:
This species was described in 1800 by Bosc, who originally placed it in genus Pyralis.
I could find no evidence that the combination "Satole sacculana" was ever published as a scientific name -- or a synonym of one. As far as I can tell, the combination first appeared as an error on a web site a few years ago, and seems to have propagated to several sites since then. The genus Clydonopteron (Riley 1880) contains 1 North American species (sacculana) described by Bosc in 1800. The genus Satole (Dyar 1908) contains 1 North American species (ligniperdalis) described by Dyar in 1908. As far as I know, neither of these species was ever placed in the other genus by a taxonomist. [RM, 12 May 2007]
Explanation of Names
From Latin sacculus- "little sac"
the only species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Adult: forewing costa very wavy; forewing brownish-crimson, washed with orange to PM line; some gray shading in subterminal area; white dash inward from costa at top of PM line (1)
some specimens have purplish shading to PM line
some specimens have black elliptical markings and prominent white spots in AM area of forewing (see photos near bottom of this page
Southeastern United States: Washington DC to Florida, west to Missouri and Texas (1)
adults fly May-August (1)
, into October (BugGuide photos)
larvae feed on (and pupate in) seedpods of Trumpet Creeper
Covell, p. 405, plate 59 #5 (1)