Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Matigramma pulverilinea Grote, 1872
Phylogenetic sequence #931006
Explanation of Names
PULVERILINEA; from the Latin "pulveris" (dust) + "linea" (a line); probably refers to the wavy lines and scattered pale scales resembling dust on the forewing, and is the origin of the suggested common name, Dusty Lined Matigramma
Adults - forewing dark brownish-gray covered with scattered pale scales as though flecked with dust; PM and subterminal lines wavy, pale, edged in black, the area between them slightly darker than remainder of wing; medial line wavy, black, diffuse; AM line indistinct, pale, edged with dark scales; terminal line a series of black dashes, edged distally with pale scales; fringe dark; hindwing similar but with incomplete and less distinct lines.
Florida to Texas, north to Kansas, Missouri, and Kentucky; type specimens (male & female) collected in Alabama. Apparently the only Matigramma species that occurs north of the southern tier of states.
Adults fly from April to September.
Franclemont, J. G. 1986. New species and new genera of noctuids from Arizona, Texas, and Mexico: the genera Matigramma
(Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Catocalinae). Journal Kansas Entomological Society 59(1): 163 (PDF download
Grote, A. R. 1872. Descriptions of North American Noctuidae - no.1. Trans. American Ent. Soc. 4: 22
presence in Florida; list
(John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Kentucky; county distribution map
and dates (Jeffrey Marcus, Western Kentucky U.)