mothguide.com Hypomecis umbrosaria
Hypomecis umbrosaria / gnophoraria  (Common Umber complex)
Field Marks

H. umbrosaria is not easy to distinguish from H. gnophoraria. Genetalia dissection or antennal characters must be used (see Rindge 1973).

   

Wings of these species are light gray to medium gray or brown, with prominent discal dots forming round open circles.

H. Buchholzaria is also very similar in appearance to these two species, but its wings are dark gray, dark brown, or blackish, and have poorly defined lines. Also, it has not been collected very far inland.

Protoboarmia porcelaria is superficially similar, but the discal dots are small black spots, not open circles.

Rindge (1973) reports that individuals may fade to brown over time.


Range

Distribution pattern: Southeastern.

Note that the geographic ranges of umbrosaria and gnophoraria appear to overlap almost completely.



Hypomecis umbrosaria
Rindge 1973
Reilly pers obs
Cornell University




Hypomecis gnophoraria
Rindge 1973
Reilly pers obs
Cornell University




Hypomecis umbrosaria
Hypomecis gnophoraria
Hypomecis buchholzaria
Hypomecis lurida


Host Plants

Birch, oak, horse chestnut, and elm have been reported (but see Rindge 1973).


Similar Species

Hypomecis buchholzaria


Protoboarmia porcelaria




References