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Species Euzophera aglaeella - Hodges#5995.1

Moth - Euzophera aglaeella Moth - Euzophera aglaeella Moth - Euzophera aglaeella
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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Euzophera
Species aglaeella (Euzophera aglaeella - Hodges#5995.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euzophera aglaeella Ragonot, 1887 (1)
Long treated as a form of Euzophera semifuneralis (Walker, 1863).
Phylogenetic sequence #800216
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet perhaps from ancient Greek "aglae" meaning "beauty."
Wingspan about 20-25 mm (based on E. semifuneralis).
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1) Under Euzophera semifuneralis Heinrich (1956) states "E. aglaeela represents a color form, with paler red-brown areas and more strongly contrasted blackish median dustings and markings. It is commoner in the Western and Southwestern States and Mexico." (2)
Not well known, at least Arizona and Mexico.
Larvae bore in walnut (318). Heinrich (1956) states it is a bark borer in plum, olives and walnut. (2)
See Also
Euzophera semifuneralis
Print References
Ragonot, E.L. 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitidæ and Galleriidæ: 14 (1)
Works Cited
1.Diagnoses of North American Phycitiae and Galleriiae.
Émile Louis Ragonot. 1887. Self-published Paris, France: pp. 1-20.
2.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.