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932583 – 9929   Pyreferra hesperidago (Guenée, 1852)
             Mustard Sallow

© Tom Murray
Distribution: Type locality (hesperidago): Georgia.
Type locality (graefiana): New York.
Type locality (indirecta): not given.
Larva and
Host Plants:
"Ostrya Virginica" (Guenée 1852) (American hophornbeam).
Similar Species:
  • Pyreferra moffatiana (Grote, 1882)
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Hoporina hesperidago Guenée, 1852
Scopelosoma graefiana Grote, 1874
Xanthia indirecta Walker, 1857
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Franclemont, J.G., 1941. Notes on some Cuculliinae (Phalaenidae, Lepidoptera) I. Entomological News, 52: 202(syn, hesperidago, graefiana, , indirecta, moffatiana)
  • Grote, A.G., 1874. List of the Noctuidae of North America. Bulletin of the Buffalo Society of Natural History, 2: 69.
  • Guenée, M.A., 1852. Noctuelites, 3. Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères, 7: 393.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
  • Walker, F., 1856. Noctuidae. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, 10: 468.
Pyreferra hesperidago
© Cindy Mead
Pyreferra hesperidago
© David Silsbee
Pyreferra hesperidago
© John Himmelman
Pyreferra hesperidago
© Larry Line
Pyreferra hesperidago
LG – © Jim Troubridge
Pyreferra hesperidago
32mm – © Jim Vargo
Pyreferra hesperidago
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Hamamelis
Pyreferra hesperidago
© John G. Franclemont CUIC LG
on Hamamelis

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