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Species Microtheoris vibicalis - Whip-marked Snout Moth - Hodges#4795

Whip-marked Snout Moth - Hodges #4795 - Microtheoris vibicalis Can this Moth be Identified? - Microtheoris vibicalis Microtheoris vibicalis Tan moth with light brown stripes - Microtheoris vibicalis Moth to blacklight - Microtheoris vibicalis Pale Microtheoris vibicalis (Whip-marked Snout Moth) - Microtheoris vibicalis Pale Microtheoris vibicalis (Whip-marked Snout Moth) DNA barcoded - Microtheoris vibicalis Moth, small - Microtheoris vibicalis
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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 Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Microtheoris
Species vibicalis (Whip-marked Snout Moth - Hodges#4795)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Microtheoris vibicalis (Zeller, 1873)
Botis vibicalis Zeller, 1873
* phylogenetic sequence #144525
Explanation of Names
vib, -ic is Latin for a whip mark (1)
one of 2 species in this genus found in America north of Mexico. (2)
wingspan about 11 mm.
Adult: forewing white or cream-colored with broad maroon AM and PM lines; AM line oblique, almost parallel to costa; PM line parallel to outer margin; fringe and strip along inner margin maroon; hindwing gray with long fringe of hairlike scales
Texas north to Kansas
adults fly from March to September in Texas and starting about June in Kansas
Type locality: [USA] Texas
See Also
color/pattern on forewing is unlikely to be confused with any other species
Print References
Hodges, Ronald W. (ed.) 1983. Check List of the Lepidoptera of America North of Mexico. (3)
Zeller, P. C. 1873: Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamericanischen Nachtfalter, besonders der Microlepidopteren. – Verhandlungen der Zoologisch-Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 23: 208, 209, pl. 3 fig. 4.
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.
presence in Oklahoma; PDF doc list (John Nelson, Oklahoma)
sighting dates plus locations in Oklahoma [search on species 'vibicalis'] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)
type specimen locality [Dallas, Texas] (Harvard U., Connecticut)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.
3.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.