Attributes of Desmia funeralis

Grape Leaffolder Moth
Desmia funeralis (Hübner, 1796)

Family: Crambidae
Subfamily: Pyraustinae
Identification: Identifying Desmia funeralis and Desmia maculalis. From Brian Scholtens: "The character that I use is the extent of the white patch on the underside of the abdomen. D. funeralis individuals have a solid white patch on the underside of the abdomen on segments 1-5 (or may have a slight break on segment 3). D. maculalis individuals have a broken white patch, where about 1/2 of segments 3 and 4 are clearly dark. Basically, maculalis looks striped on the underside, whereas funeralis looks like it is basically solid white." There is considerable size overlap between male Desmia maculalis and female D. funeralis so it is necessary to sex the moth to be able to identify the species. Fortunately, sexing the 2 species is relatively easy. Males of D. funeralis and D. maculalis have a distinct notch or joint at about the mid-point of each antenna. The hindwing spot on the females of both species is pinched in the middle and on rare occasions may be divided into 2 smaller spots. To be able to safely identify the 2 species, these 3 things are needed; 1. a dorsal photo that clearly shows the antennae or the spot on the hindwing so the moth can be sexed. 2. a ventral photo clearly showing the markings on the abdomen. The moth does not have to be killed or chilled to get a photo of the underside. A jar with flat sides works great for this purpose and also makes it easy to get accurate measurements. 3. an accurate measurement of the wingspan.
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Desmia funeralis - Copy-2518-Grape-Leaffolder-Moth.jpg

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August 27, 2016 t_hackler Benton County, Arkansas, United States November 18, 2016 Details
July 24, 2016 rdhealy1951@aol.com Hart County, Kentucky, United States November 02, 2016 Details
September 20, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States October 06, 2016 Details
August 05, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 15, 2016 Details
September 07, 2016 jtylerbell Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States September 07, 2016 Details
August 23, 2016 strixv Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States August 24, 2016 Details
August 06, 2016 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 11, 2016 Details
July 25, 2016 jtylerbell St Marys County, Maryland, United States August 10, 2016 Details
June 14, 2015 Peter Homann Leon County, Florida, United States August 02, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 26, 2016 Details
July 23, 2016 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States July 25, 2016 Details
June 17, 2016 edenny Hampshire County, Massachusetts, United States June 25, 2016 Details
June 05, 2016 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 06, 2016 Details
May 28, 2016 K. S. Veitch Laurel County, Kentucky, United States May 29, 2016 Details
April 29, 2016 johnmiller Bradley County, Tennessee, United States April 30, 2016 Details
March 29, 2016 Stott Noble Jefferson County, Alabama, United States April 24, 2016 Details
June 19, 2015 curtis.lehman Bedford County, Pennsylvania, United States January 30, 2016 Details
June 15, 2015 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Warren County, Pennsylvania, United States January 04, 2016 Details
June 08, 2015 Nick Moore Yuma County, Colorado, United States November 13, 2015 Details
May 14, 2015 Rangertsp Cumberland County, Tennessee, United States October 04, 2015 Details
July 25, 2015 Joe Bartok Ontario, Canada October 03, 2015 Details
June 15, 2015 Rangertsp Pickett County, Tennessee, United States September 08, 2015 Details
September 01, 2015 Howell_Curtis Harrison County, Indiana, United States September 05, 2015 Details
July 26, 2015 John LeBlanc Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States August 20, 2015 Details
August 09, 2015 Chet Gottfried Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States August 10, 2015 Details
July 17, 2015 Allen Belden Richmond City County, Virginia, United States July 20, 2015 Details
July 04, 2015 BeaLaporte Ontario, Canada July 06, 2015 Details
June 29, 2015 sh11 Ontario, Canada June 30, 2015 Details
May 31, 2015 tjrickert Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, United States June 21, 2015 Details
June 10, 2015 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States June 19, 2015 Details
July 26, 2014 GoldenRose82 Carter County, Kentucky, United States June 02, 2015 Details
May 23, 2015 Elizabeth Wolfe Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States May 28, 2015 Details
May 24, 2015 CA Ivy Sebastian County, Arkansas, United States May 24, 2015 Details
April 19, 2015 Happyhealy Hart County, Kentucky, United States April 27, 2015 Details
March 04, 2015 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States March 06, 2015 Details
July 17, 2014 reutere Delaware County, New York, United States February 07, 2015 Details
May 30, 2014 curtis.lehman (Jerry McWilliams) Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, United States January 01, 2015 Details
June 08, 2014 CathK Albany County, New York, United States December 11, 2014 Details
July 05, 2014 Niayre DeKalb County, Georgia, United States September 11, 2014 Details
July 19, 2014 patricia silvernail Jackson County, Georgia, United States September 11, 2014 Details
August 29, 2014 Latenight Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States September 05, 2014 Details
August 26, 2014 franpope Garrett County, Maryland, United States August 29, 2014 Details
August 17, 2014 gldearman Jefferson County, Florida, United States August 25, 2014 Details
August 01, 2014 Latenight Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States August 19, 2014 Details
August 14, 2014 treichard Fauquier County, Virginia, United States August 18, 2014 Details
June 01, 2014 dncms Knox County, Ohio, United States July 24, 2014 Details
July 21, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States July 22, 2014 Details
June 10, 2014 Chip Krilowicz Gloucester County, New Jersey, United States July 05, 2014 Details
May 07, 2014 Terry W. Johnson Monroe County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2014 Details
May 05, 2014 snakeowl Fulton County, Georgia, United States June 27, 2014 Details