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80a0752 – 4986.1   Sitochroa palealis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
             Greenish-Yellow Sitochroa

© Nolie Schneider
Distribution: Recently introduced into North America (first specimen reported from 2002) and now known from Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin.
and Size:
13 June - 12 September (based on small sampling).
Larva and
Host Plants:
Daucus carota.
Similar Species:
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Pyralis palealis [Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775
Spilodes algiralis Allard, 1867
Phalaena flaveolata Hufnagel, 1767
Pyralis selenalis Hübner, [1796]
Phalaena Pyralis stigmatalis Villers, 1789
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Sitochroa palealis: A Palearctic Pyraustine Moth Newly Introduced to North America.
    S. Passoa, G. Balogh and M. A. Solis (2008). Proc. Entomol. Soc. Wash. 110(2): 504-515.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
Sitochroa palealis
© Carroll Rudy
Sitochroa palealis
© Steve Scott
Sitochroa palealis
© Rob Curtis
Sitochroa palealis
© Nolie Schneider
Sitochroa palealis
26mm – © Jim Vargo
Sitochroa palealis
© Tom Bentley

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