Hemeroplanis obliqualis (Hy. Edwards),

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: 18

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

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Hemeroplanis obliqualis (Hy. Edwards)


2. Hemeroplanis obliqualis (Hy. Edwards) 

( Figs. 28View FIGURES 1 – 32, Map 14)

Identification. Forewing length 9.9 –11.0 mm. Hemeroplanis obliqualis  can be distinguished from H. habitalis  by the form of the reniform spot and the color of the antemedial and postmedial lines in the forewing. The reniform spot is a faint, ferruginous, vertical line in the middle of the discal cell in H. obliqualis  and is a well developed, black spot overlain with ferruginous ground color scales in H. habitalis  . The antemedial and postmedial lines in H. obliqualis  are ferruginous with a slightly darker brown shading distally on the antemedial line and proximally on the postmedial line. In H. obliqualis  these lines appear to be a slightly darker ferruginous than the ground color and varying amounts of small, irregular shaped black dots of scales along both lines.

Flight period. Late June to mid August.

Collected localities. Tennessee: Cocke Co.: Foothills Parkway East, 1.3 mi N of 321; Foothills Parkway East, 2.2 mi N of 321; Foothills Parkway, south overlook. (4 specimens)

Elevation range. 1801–2400 ft. (549–732 m)

General distribution. This appears to be a rare species known only from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and northern Georgia.

Larval hosts. Unknown.

MAP 14. Collecting localities of Hemeroplanis obliqualis  .