Pale-winged Idia Moth Idia concisa of authors, not (Walker, 1860)Undescribed    Synonyms: Hodges #8323.1, Idia sp. aff. aemula.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Erebidae   >   Genus Idia   

Status:

Despite being well known, this uncommon species is undescribed and lacks a valid scientific name. Forbes misassociated the name Epizeuxis concisa, a synonym of our similar Common Idia Moth, to this species in his Noctuidae volume (Forbes 1954: 392-393). Pale-winged Idia Moth shares a BOLD BIN (BOLD:AAA2229) with Common Idia Moth.

Description:

The Pale-winged Idia Moth is best distinguished by its dirty white hindwing, which contrasts against the forewing ground color. The forewing medial band is strongly expressed. The hindwing is darker and the forewing medial band less strongly expressed in the Common Idia Moth, neither as contrasting against the forewing ground color.

Relationships:

Larval host plants are unknown, though the caterpillars may include dead leaves, as those of related species do.

There are 74 records in the project database.

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A Pale-winged Idia Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (5/29/2015). Determined by Hugh McGuinness. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Pale-winged Idia Moth in Carroll Co., Maryland (6/6/2020). (c) emilio c, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A possible Pale-winged Idia Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (6/29/2016). Determined by Hugh McGuinness. Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

Pale-winged Idia Moth. Photo by John Glaser. (MBP list)


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