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80a1028 – 5279   Herpetogramma theseusalis (Walker, 1859)

John Maxwell
Distribution: Eastern US west to IL and TX. (Solis 2010)
Field Marks:
Forewing brown and FWL < 15mm.
Genitalia: See Handfield & Handfield (2021).
Similar Species:
  • Herpetogramma centrostrigalis forewing light yellow and FWL > 14mm.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Botys theseusalis Walker, 1859
Botis feudalis Grote, 1875
Botys thesealis Lederer, 1863
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAH4936 - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification.
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Handfield, L. & D. Handfield, 2021. A revision of the Canadian species of the Genus Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae: Herpetogrammatini), with descriptions of three new species. Bonn Zoological Bulletin, 70 (1): 173-199.
  • Solis M.A., 2010. North American Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae): type specimens and identity of species in the United States and Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112(3): 451-463.
  • Species Page at Block Island Moths
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
  • Species Page at Mass Moths
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- LG – Louis Handfield
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