Dyspyralis illocata Warren, 1891,

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: 12

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Dyspyralis illocata Warren, 1891


6. Dyspyralis illocata Warren, 1891 

( Figs. 10–11View FIGURES 1 – 32, Map 7)

Identification. Forewing length 6.3–7.4 mm. Dyspyralis illocata  has cream-colored forewings with a broad, black, medial band that extends from the antemedial to medial line. The black band is not solid but variously interspersed with cream-colored scales. Along the costa from the distal margin of the medial black band to the apex is a series of cream-colored and black dashes. There is a large, irregular-shaped, subapical black spot that extends to vein M 1. This spot can also be interspersed with cream-colored scales. Terminal line is a series of black dashes, some can be triangular in shape, between the wing veins. Hind wing is variable from cream colored to pale gray. The head, vertex, prothoracic collar, and the anterior portion of the tegulae and mesothorax is black to grayish brown.

Flight period. June to mid August.

Collected localities. North Carolina: Swain Co.: 0.5 km from mouth of Chambers Creek, 300 ft. up hillside on NW side; 0.7 km S Payne Cemetery; Welch Ridge, 300 ft. above Lake Fontana. Tennessee: Blount Co.: Foothills Parkway West at east end; Cocke Co.: Foothills Parkway East, 1.3 mi N. of 321. (9 specimens)

Elevation range. 1001–2000 ft. (305–610 m)

General distribution. This is mainly a northeastern species that ranges from Nova Scotia, Canada, and Maine to northern Georgia and west to Ohio and Illinois.

Larval hosts. Unknown.

MAP 7. Collecting localities of Dyspyralis illocata  .