Herpetogramma phaeopteralis

801196.00 — 5274 — Herpetogramma phaeopteralis (Guenée, 1854) — Dusky Herpetogramma

Larval Host(s)

Presumed main host
on Block Island:

Known hosts:



This highly migratory species flies in FL year round and occurs as far as South America. In fall, it flies north in eastern North America; it has been photographed as far north as ON and NS.


  • Species Page at Moth Photographers Group
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: ABY7602
  • Hall et al., 2021. The Moths of North Carolina - website (identification, habitats and life history)
  • Handfield, L. & D. Handfield, 2021. A revision of the Canadian species of the Genus Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae: Herpetogrammatini), with descriptions of three new species. Bonn Zoological Bulletin, 70 (1): 173-199.
  • Solis M.A., 2010. North American Herpetogramma Lederer, 1863 (Lepidoptera: Crambidae: Spilomelinae): type specimens and identity of species in the United States and Canada. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 112(3): 451-463.
  • Species Page at BugGuide