Hemeroplanis habitalis (Walker),

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: 17-18

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

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Hemeroplanis habitalis (Walker)


1. Hemeroplanis habitalis (Walker) 

( Figs. 25–27View FIGURES 1 – 32, Map 13)

MAP 13. Collecting localities of Hemeroplanis habitalis  .

Identification. Forewing length 10.3–11.6 mm. Hemeroplanis habitalis  has an elongate labial palpus with distal segment porrect and a bare frons. Forewing has a rufous forewing ground color. Forewing markings are variable and can be faint. Antemedial line straight, dark brown bordered proximally with bright rufous, line can be a series of irregular black spots; renform spot black, can be faint; postmedial line variable, straight, dark brown bordered proximally with bright rufous, can be a series of small black dots, or a faint cream-colored line bordered distally by bright rufous and black spots absent; postmedial line a series of white spots bordered proximally by a few black scales; terminal line a series of black somewhat triangular spots between wing veins. Hind wing is dirty white basally with rufous and gray scales to margin; terminal line a series of black spots between veins.

Flight period. Mid May.

Collected localities. Tennessee: Cocke Co.: Cosby, below Ranger Station. (2 specimens)

Elevation range. 1680 ft. (512 m)

General distribution. This is a southern species distributed from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and North Carolina, south to Florida and west to Arkansas and east Texas.

Larval hosts. Unknown.