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Genus Epidromia

Shaded moth - Epidromia rotundata Epidromia rotundata Unidentified moth - Epidromia rotundata - female Texas SE Gulf Coast - Epidromia rotundata Epidromia rotundata - Hodges#8585.3 - Epidromia rotundata Hodges #8585.2 - Epidromia pannosa Could this be Epidromia lienaris 8585? - Epidromia - female Hodges #8585.3 - Epidromia rotundata - Epidromia rotundata
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Eulepidotinae
Genus Epidromia
3 species in North America
wingspan 40-45 mm, based on four Internet photos
Adult: forewing brown with large dark patch in median area in male (patch reduced or absent in female); AM line scalloped or wavy; PM line straight for most of length, curving basally near costa; outer margin either slightly rounded or falcate with pointed apex; hindwing similar in color and pattern to forewing
8585 - Epidromia lienaris (Hübner, 1823) - (Southern Florida and Southern Arizona, southward)
8585.2 - Epidromia pannosa Guenée, 1852 - (Lower Florida Keys, Central Mexico, southward)
8585.3 - Epidromia rotundata Herrich-Schäffer, 1869 - (Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Cuba, Mexico)
many more species occur in Central and South America
adults fly from April to September
Franclemont and Todd (1983) mistakenly synonymized E. pannosa with E. poaphiloides (according to M. Alma Solis in this PDF doc), creating some confusion and misidentifications in recent years. E. poaphiloides occurs in French Guiana and British Guiana but has not been recorded in North America.
Internet References
pinned adult images of male and female E. fergusoni by Jim Vargo and Vernon Brou (Moth Photographers Group)
pinned adult images of male and female E. fergusoni (James Adams, Dalton State College, Georgia)
pinned adult images of E. pannosa (1, 2) plus date and location (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
pinned adult image of male E. pannosa and distribution (Pierre Zagatti, Lepidoptera of the French Antilles)
original description of E. fergusoni; PDF doc and description of E. pannosa plus photos and drawings (M. Alma Solis, Journal of the Lepidopterists Society, 1986)
presence in Florida; list of 3 species (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Georgia of E. fergusoni plus date and location; search on genus "Epidromia" (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
list of New World species plus distribution maps and links to images (Markku Savela, FUNET)