Other Common Names
Ferguson's Epidromia Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Epidromia rotundata (Herrich-Schäffer, 1869)
synonym: Epidromia fergusoni Solis, 1986.
Phylogenetic sequence # 930977
species are found in America north of Mexico.(1)
Adult: forewing brown with purplish tint (which may disappear with age); median area with large dark triangular patch in male (patch reduced or absent in female); patch begins near base of AM line, and extends to PM line near costa; reniform spot dark gray to black; AM line dark, scalloped or wavy; PM line straight for most of length, curving basally near costa, and bordered distally by pale shading; some blackish shading in subterminal area, especially near apex; outer margin slightly falcate or undulate with pointed apex; hindwing similar in color and pattern to forewing, but outer margin rounded
Florida and Georgia; records from New York, New Mexico, and Cuba are suspect. (2)
Moth Photographers Group
- large range map with collection dates.
adults fly from April to September
forewing lacks purplish tint in fresh specimens, its outer margin is straight (not falcate or undulate), the dark median patch in males is less extensive and shaped differently, and the hindwing outer margin in males is slightly angulate or pointed (not rounded, as in fergusoni
(see pinned adult images of E. pannosa
) by Bruce Walsh, and an image of a pinned male
by Pierre Zagatti)