Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diviana eudoreella Ragonot, 1888
(Hulst, 1890) (1)
Diviana eudoriella Hulst, 1902 (misspelling)
Heinrich (1956) listed the wingspan 16-19 mm. (2)
Hulst (1890) listed a wingspan of 15 mm. (1)
Heinrich (1956) revised description from PDF. (2)
"Forewing blackish brown, the median area heavily dusted with white, giving it an ashy gray appearance; antemedial white line nearly straight, slanting outwardly from costa to inner margin, slightly notched at lower fold, bordered outwardly by a blackish line which expands to a triangular blotch at costa, a similar, somewhat smaller blotch bordering the fine at inner margin; subterminal white line parallel to termen, notched at vein 6 and at lower fold, towards costa bordered inwardly by a fuscous streak; discal dots at end of cell distinct, blackish ; entire outer area between subterminal line and termen blackish brown. Hind wing pale smoky fuscous, with a darker line along termen and some very faint dark shading on the veins. Alar expanse, 16-19 mm."
Specimen determined by DNA analysis (BOLD). (3)
Moth Photographers Group map
displays a few northern records.(?) (5)
Holotype from "Florida".
A personal observation: There is a very distinctive dark spot on the palps. A. Hendrickson
, A. & E. Knudson. 1985. New U.S. records and other interesting moths from Texas. Journal of The Lepidopterists' Society
Dyar, H.G., 1902. A list of North American Lepidoptera and key to the literature of this order of insects. United States National Museum Bulletin
Heinrich, C., 1956. American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin
; figs 103, 463. (2)
Hulst, G.D., 1890.The Phycitidæ of North America. Transactions of the American Entomological Society
, 17(2): 213
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.5
. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation: 261; pl. 9, figs. 14-15. (7)
Ragonot, E.L., 1888. Nouv. Gen.: 27.