Eublemma minima (Guenée, 1852) Everlasting Bud Moth,

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: 14-15

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.279582

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Eublemma minima (Guenée, 1852) Everlasting Bud Moth
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1. Eublemma minima (Guenée, 1852) Everlasting Bud Moth 

( Figs. 16–17View FIGURES 1 – 32, Map 10)

Identification. Forewing length 6.5 –8.0 mm. This is one of the smaller species of Eublemminae  . Forewing ground color is cream with a distinct broad gray median band; reniform spot may be either absent or represented by one or two minute black dots; a wavy, white, subterminal line in a field of brown in the terminal area, and along the outer margin a series of black spots most prominent at the apex and tornus. Hind wing is white.

Flight period. Early May and mid-September; can be found in all months of the year in Florida.

MAP 10. Collecting localities of Eublemma minima  .

Collected localities. North Carolina: Swain Co.: 0.5 km from mouth of Chambers Creek, 300 feet up hillside on NW side. Tennessee: Cocke Co.: Cosby Ranger Station; Foothills Parkway, south overlook. (4 specimens) Elevation range. 1750–2400 ft. (533–732 m)

General distribution. This is a common species from North Carolina to Florida, west along the Gulf Coast to Texas, and to Arizona and southern California. It has been collected as a stray in Massachusetts. Larval hosts. Pearly everlasting ( Anaphalis  spp., Asteraceae  ) and rabbit tobacco ( Pseudognaphalium obtusifolium  (L.), Asteraceae  ) ( Covell 1984).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Lepidoptera

Family

Noctuidae

Genus

Eublemma