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Species Blepharomastix ranalis - Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix - Hodges#5182

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Blepharomastix
Species ranalis (Hollow-spotted Blepharomastix - Hodges#5182)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Blepharomastix ranalis (Guenée, 1854)
Ichthyoptila ranalis Guenee, 1854
Stenia ranalis Guenée, 1854

Taxonomic notes from Bob Patterson here.
wingspan: 16-20 mm.(1)
Eastern North America and across southern states to Arizona
larva have been found on Woodland Goosefoot (Chenopodium standleyanum)
* USDA plant information
Print References
Guenée, M. A. 1854: Deltoïdes et Pyralites. Pp. 254. – In: Boisduval, J. B. A. D. de & M. A. Guenée, Histoire Naturelle des Insectes. Species Général des Lépidoptères 8 8. – Roret, Paris.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - range map, photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with collection map and photos of pinned adults.
Dalton State University - photograph of pinned adult.
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - lists Blepharomastix ranalis datisalis as recorded from Arizona.
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.