Grape Leaffolder Moth Desmia funeralis (Hübner, 1796)  Synonyms: Hodges #5159.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Lepidoptera   >   Family Crambidae   >   Genus Desmia   

Description:

Very difficult to distinguish from Desmia maculalis. See BugGuide reference.

"A significant white spot on the head is, according to the Covell Field Guide, a characteristic mark of Desmia maculalis. Brian Scholtens informs me that this is not a reliable character and that two species (D. maculalis and D. funeralis) cannot be distinguished in typical dorsal view photos. It would be necessary to see mouth parts at high magnification or examine genitalia to make specific determinations. It is best to consider photos of these species as representing a species group" (Bob Patterson, MPG).

There are 76 records in the project database.

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A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Prince George's Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Jesse Christopherson. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/5/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (6/18/2013). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Howard Co., Maryland (7/24/2013). Photo by Nancy Magnusson. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth (from below) in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/23/2013). Photo by Scott Housten. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Allegany Co., Maryland (6/26/2015). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/25/2014). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Baltimore Co., Maryland (6/5/2013). Photo by Don Haskins. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (9/7/2016). Verified by Roger Downer/BAMONA. Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list) (More of this species)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/5/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (6/8/2013). Photo by Kim Hafner. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/8/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in Harford Co., Maryland (7/16/2017). Photo by Dave Webb. (MBP list)

A Grape Leaffolder Moth in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (7/17/2017). Photo by Tyler Bell. (MBP list)


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