hmcguinness at ross.org
Mon Oct 30 23:59:54 EST 2006
Hello Fellow Lepidophiles,
On Oct 18 & 22 I found Pilocrocis ramentalis (Pyralidae) here on eastern
Long Island, NY, for the first time in 5 seasons of intensive
observation. (My only other record for the species is from Naples, FL.)
Forbes (1923) lists the northern limit of this species' range as New
York and states that, "Northward this species has only been taken in the
fall." This suggests that the species is a vagrant from the south. So
here is my question & request: Does anyone know of this species
occurring regularly in the eastern US north of, say, Virginia? I would
appreciate hearing about records of this species north of Virginia. What
is the farthest north that the species is known to occur regularly?
The Ross School
18 Goodfriend Dr.
East Hampton, NY 11963
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