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Species Pogonogenys proximalis - Hodges#4817

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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 Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Pogonogenys
Species proximalis (Pogonogenys proximalis - Hodges#4817)
Hodges Number
4817
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pogonogenys proximalis (Fernald, 1894)
Titanio proximalis Fernald, 1894
Size
Expanse: 20-25 mm.
Identification
Head, thorax, upper side of abdomen, and fore wings dark brown, overlaid more or less with whitish scales. The outer crossline is represented by an ill-defined, dentate, dark brown line crossing the wing about halfway between the end of the cell and the outer border, and bent in below the cell. This line is margined imperfectly with cream white. Hind wings, orange red, with a narrow, terminal, dark brown border. Fringes of the same color as the border. Under side of all the wings orange red, with brown fringes, and an oblique brown streak on the cross-vein.
Range
Records from California and Nevada.
Remarks
A variety of this species has the hind wings orange yellow. It was taken on the Argus Mountains, California, April, 1891.
Type locality: USA, California, San Bernardino Co.
Print References
Fernald, C. H. 1894: Descriptions of Pyralidae from the Death Valley. – Insect Life. U.S. Department Agriculture, Washington D.C. 6: 255–257.
Munroe, E. G. 1961: Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). – Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa 93 (24): 32. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (2)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (3)