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Species Diastictis caecalis - Hodges#5261

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Diastictis
Species caecalis (Diastictis caecalis - Hodges#5261)
Hodges Number
5261
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diastictis caecalis (Warren, 1892)
Anomostictis caecalis Warren, 1892
Size
Forewing length: 9.0-12.5 mm (1).
Identification
"Forewing chocolate brown with an irregular, darker postmedial, transverse line; hindwing milk chocolate brown to ochreous brown with a postmedial line extended to anal margin" (1).
Range
From the "foothills of the Sierra Nevada and Coast Ranges from Shasta County to the Transverse Ranges in southern California" (1).
Habitat
Often associated with serpentine soil grasslands (1).
Season
March to May (1).
Print References
Warren, W. 1892. Descriptions of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British Museum collection. Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 6) 9: 434.