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Species Sitochroa dasconalis - Hodges#4986

Tiger Moth - Sitochroa dasconalis Tiger Moth - Sitochroa dasconalis Sitochroa dasconalis
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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Sitochroa
Species dasconalis (Sitochroa dasconalis - Hodges#4986)
Hodges Number
4986
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sitochroa dasconalis (Walker, 1859)
Spilodes dasconalis Walker, 1859
Identification
Wings above with markings obsolescent; base of forewing costa orange-tinted (1).
Range
Massachusetts to Illinois, south to central Florida eastern Texas (1).
Season
Adults present from June to August in the north, probably year-round in Florida (1).
Food
Wild Indigo (Baptisia tinctoria) (1).
Remarks
Not very common (1).
Print References
Munroe, E.G. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2A. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae (part), Pyraustinae, Pyraustini (part). Pp. 53; pl. 3, fig. 45-46; pl. Q, fig. 3. (1)
Walker, F. 1859c. Pyralides. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 18: 773-774.
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