Undescribed Hypsopygia species Hypsopygia sp. aff. binodulalisUndescribed    Synonyms: Hypsopygia n. sp., Hypsopygia sp. aff. binodulalis, Hypsopygia species-nova.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Pyralidae   >   Genus Hypsopygia   


Undescribed species! "Abundant in June-July in coastal Pine Barrens along the Atlantic Coast such as Cape Cod, Long Island, and the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Also scattered records inland from the Southeast (Tennessee for example)." (BugGuide)

The species is represented by BOLD barcode BIN BOLD:ACF3052, which is closest to the BIN for the Pink-fringed Dolichomia Moth (BOLD:ABZ3573.


"Much darker than H. olinalis and lacking the yellow fringe, with the yellow markings on the forewings reduced" (BugGuide). Compare other members of genus Hypsopygia, several of which are widespread and common.

Where to find:

Documented in Maryland in Worcester Co.


Larval host plants include Bear Oak.

There is 1 record in the project database.

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An undescribed Hypsopygia species in Worcester Co., Maryland (6/15/2015). Verified by Aaron Hunt/BugGuide. Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

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