Hyperstrotia pervertens (Barnes & McDunnough) Dotted Graylet,

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: 19-20

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Hyperstrotia pervertens (Barnes & McDunnough) Dotted Graylet


4. Hyperstrotia pervertens (Barnes & McDunnough) Dotted Graylet 

( Figs. 31–32View FIGURES 1 – 32, Map 16)

Identification. Forewing length 8.5 –10.0 mm. Hyperstrotia pervertens  is a light gray, nondescript moth. Forewing with white antemedial and postmedial lines (some specimens may have a thin black line associated with these white lines), reniform spot a small black dot, and outer margin with small dark gray elongate spots. Hind wing is light gray.

Flight period. End of May to early September.

Collected localities. North Carolina: Haywood Co.: Purchase Knob, NW of house; Swain Co.: Big Cove Rd., site b, site c, site p; 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 along Forney Creek; 0.2 km W mouth of Hazel Creek; Oconaluftee Staff Apartments.

Tennessee: Cocke Co.: Foothills Parkway; Foothills Parkway East, 1.3 mi N of 321. (27 specimens)

Elevation range. 1720–4911 ft. (524–1497 m)

General distribution. Widely distributed from Maine to Florida, west to Texas, Missouri, and Ohio.

Larval hosts. Bur oak ( Quercus macrocarpus Michx.  , Fagaceae  ) and American elm ( Ulmus americana  L., Ulmaceae  ).

MAP 16. Collecting localities of Hyperstrotia pervertens  .