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Species Tosale aucta - Hodges#5558

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Pyraloidea (Pyralid and Crambid Snout Moths)
Family Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Chrysauginae
Genus Tosale
Species aucta (Tosale aucta - Hodges#5558)
Hodges Number
5558
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tosale aucta Hampson, 1897 (1)
Numbers
Tosale includes three species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 12-14 mm.
Identification
Determined by Bob Patterson.

forewing fold on ♂.



Ed Knudson (Texas Lepidoptera Survey) noted
"The female lacks the scoop-like fold on the forewing, and lacks the large black spot on the hindwing" (3)
Range
Central and Southern Texas. (3)
See Also
Compare on the plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hampson, G.F. 1897. On the classification of the Chrysauginae, a subfamily of moths of the family Pyralidae. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 652. (1)
Works Cited
1.On the classification of the Chrysauginae, a subfamily of moths of the family Pyralidae
G. F. Hampson. 1897. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London.
2.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
3.Illustrated Checklist of the Lepidoptera of the Lower Rio Grande Valley, Texas, Vol. 3C: Micro-Moths and Geometroids
Ed Knudson & Charles Bordelon. 2008. Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston. 30 pp., 18 plates.