Hyperstrotia secta (Grote),

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: 20

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Hyperstrotia secta (Grote)


5. Hyperstrotia secta (Grote)  Black-patched Graylet

( Figs. 33–34View FIGURES 33 – 55, Map 17)

Identification. Forewing length 8.0– 9.5 mm. Hyperstrotia secta  is very similar to H. villificans  , but has a large black patch along the posterior margin of the forewing, similar to Tripudia rectangula  . The forewing reniform spot consists of 2 small black dots that are not coalesced as they may be in some specimens of H. villificans  , and the marginal dots are smaller and darker than in H. villificans  .

Flight period. May to July.

Collected localities. North Carolina: Haywood Co.: Purchase Knob, NW of house; Swain Co.: 0.5 km from mouth of Chambers Creek, 300 feet up hillside on NW side; Oconaluftee Staff Apartments. Tennessee: Blount Co.: Cades Cove Ranger Station; Tremont; Cocke Co.: Cosby Ranger Station; Foothills Parkway East, 1.3 mi N of 321; Sevier Co.: ca. 7 mi S Sugarlands Visitor Center; above Chimneys Campground. (10 specimens)

Elevation range. 1390–4911 ft. (424–1497 m)

General distribution. From Massachusetts to North Carolina, west to Texas, Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan.

Larval hosts. White oak ( Quercus alba  L.) and northern red oak ( Q. rubra  L., Fagaceae  ).

MAP 17. Collecting localities of Hyperstrotia secta  .