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Species Eutelia pulcherrimus - Beautiful Eutelia - Hodges#8968

Unknown Moth - Eutelia pulcherrimus Sphinx Moth? - Eutelia pulcherrimus Eutelia pulcherrima - Eutelia pulcherrimus Eutelia pulcherrimus Eutelia pulcherrima? - Eutelia pulcherrimus - male Eutelia pulcherrimus Eutelia pulcherrimus Eutelia pulcherrimus - male
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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 Euteliidae
Subfamily Euteliinae
Genus Eutelia
Species pulcherrimus (Beautiful Eutelia - Hodges#8968)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Eutelia pulcherrimus (Grote, 1865)
Ripogenus pulcherrimus Grote, 1865 (1)
Explanation of Names
Latin for "prettiest, most beautiful"
Uncommon (2)
Wingspan 23-36mm (2)
MA to FL, west to MO and TX (2)
Flies April to July (2)
Poison sumac (2), poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans) Illinois Wildflowers
A similar species, furcata, is restricted to Florida. (2)
Print References
Covell, p.154, plate 30 (#5) (2)
Lafontaine JD, Schmidt BC (2010) Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico. ZooKeys 40: p. 41. (1)
Hodges, R.W. et al. (editors) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. E. W. Classey, London, UK.(3)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page with photos of living and pinned adults.
pinned adult photo at Georgia Lepidoptera
Adult photos from Larry Line at Maryland Moths
Adult photo and natural history info from Bill Hathaway's PittPaths
Works Cited
1.Descriptions of North American Lepidoptera, No. 6
Grote, A.R. 1863. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Philadelphia., 4: 315-330.
2.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.