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Species Phostria oajacalis - Hodges#5266

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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 Phostria
Species oajacalis (Phostria oajacalis - Hodges#5266)
Hodges Number
5266
Explanation of Names
Phostria oajacalis (Walker, 1866)
Botys oajacalis Walker, 1866
Botys pelialis C. Felder, R. Felder & Rogenhofer, 1875
Identification
Male: Ochraceous, stout. Body beneath and legs white. Palpi fawn-colour, erect, not rising so high as the vertex; second joint fringed; third conical, about one-fourth of the length of the second. Antennae pubescent. Abdomen lanceolate, extending much beyond the hind wings ; apical tuft of moderate size. Legs cupreous-brown; tarsi and posterior tibiae white. Wings long, rather broad, brown, with aeneous and purple reflections; a large white semihyaline black-bordered patch in the disk, much excavated in front ; fringe whitish. Fore wings acute; a white semihyaline black-bordered spot in the disk near the base; costa and interior border ochraceous; exterior border straight, very oblique.
Remarks
Type locality: Mexico, Oajaca
Print References
Felder, C., R. Felder & A. F. Rogenhofer 1875: Heterocera. Pp. 1–20, pl. 135 fig. 46. – In: Felder, C., R. Felder & A. F. Rogenhofer, Reise der österreichischen Fregatte Novara um die Erde in den Jahren 1857, 1858, 1859 unter den Befehlen des Commodore B. von Wüllerstorf-Urbair. Zoologischer Theil. 2 (2): Lepidoptera. Heft 5 (Schluss). – Kaiserlich-Königliche Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, Wien.
Walker, F. 1866 a: Supplement 4. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 34: 1393-1394.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (1)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (2)