Sigela brauneata (Swett, 1913)

Pogue, Michael G., 2012, The Aventiinae, Boletobiinae, Eublemminae, Pangraptinae, Phytometrinae, and Scolecocampinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Erebidae) of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, U. S. A., Zootaxa 3153, pp. 1-31 : 27-28

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Sigela brauneata (Swett, 1913)


7. Sigela brauneata (Swett, 1913)

( Fig. 52 View FIGURES 33 – 55 , Map 25)

Identification. Forewing length 5.2–6.9 mm. Sigela brauneata is a small species with a white forewing mottled with black and dark brown scales. Prominent markings include a series of small, black quadrate spots along costa, a small orbicular spot, and an obscure reniform spot with a few scales that are angled toward posterior margin. Terminal line a series of small, flat black triangular spots between wing veins, some of which are contiguous. Hind wing is white and heavily mottled with black scales, darker than forewing, and with a thin, black, marginal border.

Flight period. Mid-May to July.

Collected localities. North Carolina: Haywood Co.: Purchase Knob, at house; Swain Co.: Big Cove Rd., site b, site p; 0.5 km from mouth of Chambers Creek, 300 feet up hillside on NW side; 0.7 km up creek from mouth of Goldmine Creek; 0.7 km S Payne Cemetery; 0.4 km up from lake on Forney Creek; 0.2 km W mouth of Hazel Creek. Tennessee: Blount Co.: Tremont; Cades Cove, Forge Creek Road; Foothills Parkway West at E end; Cocke Co.: Cosby Creek, Cosby House; Cosby Ranger Station; 0.6 mi from Jct. of Rt. 32 on road to Cosby Campground. (25 specimens)

Elevation range. 1001–4800 ft. (305–1463 m)

General distribution. Distributed from Maryland south to Florida and west to southern Ohio, Tennessee, and Texas.

Larval hosts. Unknown.

MAP 25. Collecting localities of Sigela brauneata .

MAP 26. Collecting localities of Sigela penumbrata .













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