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 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
May 20, 2014 ddodd Marshall County, Alabama, United States June 05, 2014 Details
May 12, 2014 jratkins79 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, United States May 16, 2014 Details
May 11, 2014 Doug Bruce Anderson County, Tennessee, United States May 14, 2014 Details
April 22, 2014 UrsulaV Chatham County, North Carolina, United States May 02, 2014 Details
March 28, 2014 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States April 02, 2014 Details
July 19, 2011 greglilly James City County, Virginia, United States March 06, 2014 Details
August 29, 2011 George Sims Douglas County, Missouri, United States February 28, 2014 Details
May 07, 2012 rosenthal.k Fauquier County, Virginia, United States February 18, 2014 Details
June 28, 2013 curtis.lehman (Stephen Kloiber) Wayne County, Pennsylvania, United States February 04, 2014 Details
June 26, 2013 Ilona L. Dane County, Wisconsin, United States December 14, 2013 Details
September 04, 2013 raven10322 Howard County, Maryland, United States December 04, 2013 Details
August 18, 2013 pbrody Montgomery County, Maryland, United States November 24, 2013 Details
July 29, 2013 Latenight Blair County, Pennsylvania, United States October 04, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 H. Hooper Wakulla County, Florida, United States September 13, 2013 Details
September 12, 2013 jjflossem Hernando County, Florida, United States September 13, 2013 Details
August 10, 2013 schmev24 Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States August 29, 2013 Details
August 21, 2013 Amy Langman Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States August 29, 2013 Details
August 13, 2013 jawinget Monroe County, Illinois, United States August 28, 2013 Details
August 24, 2013 Shane Miller Beaver County, Pennsylvania, United States August 28, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 mimidharp@yahoo.com Carroll County, Maryland, United States August 24, 2013 Details
August 14, 2013 mimidharp@yahoo.com Carroll County, Maryland, United States August 24, 2013 Details
July 31, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States August 22, 2013 Details
August 17, 2013 twcrowe Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States August 19, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 karinkarel New Castle County, Delaware, United States August 14, 2013 Details
August 11, 2013 Pamela D. Fisher Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States August 12, 2013 Details
July 23, 2013 Shelley Rutkin Forsyth County, North Carolina, United States August 08, 2013 Details
August 07, 2013 digginflowers Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, United States August 08, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Lynn Pritchett Martinsville City County, Virginia, United States August 07, 2013 Details
July 21, 2013 Nymphalis antiopa Prince Edward County, Virginia, United States August 07, 2013 Details
August 06, 2013 Nick Pulcinella Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States August 07, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 BigMcC62 Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States July 29, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 Mike Rosengarten Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States July 28, 2013 Details
July 17, 2013 Sheryl Johnson Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States July 26, 2013 Details
July 26, 2013 meinhardmk Cumberland County, Virginia, United States July 26, 2013 Details
June 29, 2013 Leslie Warren Mahoning County, Ohio, United States June 30, 2013 Details
May 20, 2013 rdhealy1951 Hardin County, Kentucky, United States June 11, 2013 Details
June 10, 2013 joeverica Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States June 11, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 09, 2013 Details
June 08, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 09, 2013 Details
June 04, 2013 treichard Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States June 04, 2013 Details
June 02, 2013 birder89 Lawrence County, Ohio, United States June 03, 2013 Details