Hyperstrotia villificans (Barnes & McDunnough),

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: 21-22

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Hyperstrotia villificans (Barnes & McDunnough)


6. Hyperstrotia villificans (Barnes & McDunnough)  White-lined Graylet

( Figs. 35–37View FIGURES 33 – 55, Map 18)

Identification. Forewing length 8.0– 9.5 mm. Hyperstrotia villificans  is darker than H. pervertens  with more distinct white antemedial and postmedial lines and various intensities of darker lines associated with these white lines; reniform spot is usually 2 small dots or an elongate dash; outer margin with small, dark gray, elongate spots. Hind wing is gray.

Flight period. Late April to August, apparently multiple brooded.

Collected localities. North Carolina: Haywood Co.: Cove Creek Rd.; Purchase Knob at house; 0.72 mi from Mt. Sterling trailhead on Mt. Sterling trail; Swain Co.: Big Cove Rd., site b, site c, site p, site w; 0.5 km from mouth of Chambers Creek, 300 feet up hillside on NW side; 300 feet above lake on Welch Ridge; 0.7 km up creek from mouth of Goldmine Creek; 0.7 km S of Payne Cemetery; 0.4 km up trail from lake on Forney Creek; 0.2 km W mouth of Hazel Creek; Hazel Creek, Bradshaw Cemetery; Hazel Creek, below Bradshaw Cemetery; Hazel Creek, Proctor Cemetery. Tennessee: Blount Co.: Cades Cove Ranger Station; Tremont; Foothills Parkway West at E end; John Oliver Cabin; Cocke Co.: Foothills Parkway East; Foothills Parkway East at I- 40; Foothills Parkway East at pull-off between 2 nd and 3 rd overlook, up trail to right; Foothills Parkway East, 4.5 mi from Rt. 321, 3rd overlook; 0.6 mi from state route 32 on road to Cosby Campground. (51 specimens)

Elevation range. 1330–4800 ft. (405–1463 m)

General distribution. Ranges from Maine to Florida, west to Texas, Oklahoma, and Missouri.

Larval hosts. American elm ( Ulmus americana  L., Ulmaceae  ) ( Covell 1984); oak ( Quercus  sp., Fagaceae  and hickory Carya  sp., Juglandaceae  ) ( Wagner 2005).

MAP 18. Collecting localities of Hyperstrotia villificans  .