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Species Chararica hystriculella - Hodges#5713

Chararica hystriculella Rust-White Ziggy-lined Micro-Lep sp. - Chararica hystriculella Chararica hystriculella Hodges #5713 - Chararica hystriculella
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
No Taxon (Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Chararica
Species hystriculella (Chararica hystriculella - Hodges#5713)
Hodges Number
5713
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chararica hystriculella (Hulst, 1889)
* phylogenetic sequence #169175
described in 1889 by Hulst, who originally placed it in genus Acrobasis
Explanation of Names
hystric - Greek for porcupine (1)
-culu - Latin for little
ella - Latin for small
Numbers
one of 3 species in North America (2)
Size
wingspan about 20 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing whitish except for brownish basal patch and brownish shading beyond line running from apex to middle of inner margin; AM line dark, thin, irregular; discal spot a hollow oval; subterminal line toothed, almost straight; terminal line composed of dark dashes; hindwing pale gray with dull yellow terminal line; fringe white
Range
Texas and southern Florida (3)
See Also
Salebriaria pallidella is smaller (wingspan about 15 mm), forewing is grayer with less contrast between light and dark areas, discal spot is a short dash, and hindwing is uniformly dark gray (compare images of this and related species by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Print References
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (2)
Neunzig, H. H., 1990. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3, p. 32; pl. 1.22-25.(4)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
presence in Florida; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.The Lepidoptera of Florida: An Annotated Checklist.
Charles P. Kimball. 1965. Florida Dept. of Ag. Gainesville, FL. v + 363 pp.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3: Pyraloidea: Pyralidae (Part), Phycitinae (Part)
H H Neunzig. 1990. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.