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Species Cosipara modulalis - Hodges#4706

BOLD Sample ID: CNCLEP00106871 - Cosipara modulalis
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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 Scopariinae
Genus Cosipara
Species modulalis (Cosipara modulalis - Hodges#4706)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Scoparia delphusa Fernald, 1902
This species occurs in two color forms, with some variation and a small proportion of intergrades.
One form is closely similar in appearance to C. tricoloralis, though it tends to be somewhat narrower-winged and is less variegated. In particular the warm brown tints of the discal area of the forewing of C. tricoloralis are largely replaced by gray, often of a pallid ashy shade in C. modulalis.
The second form is in its extreme manifestation very different. The whole disc of the forewing is heavily suffused with blackish fuscous, leaving the base contrastingly pale ashy gray. In the terminal area the usual three dark triangular patches appear more or less distinctly on a pale-gray ground.
Records from Arizona and Colorado.
Records from July and August.
Type locality: Greer, White Mountains, Apache County, Arizona.
The dark form appears to be more numerous in the female sex than in the male and is more numerous in the southern part of the range than in the north.
See Also
Cosipara smithi, a Mexican species.
Print References
Munroe, E. G. 1972: Pyraloidea, Pyralidae comprising subfamilies Scopariinae, Nymphulinae. Pp. 1–134. – In: Dominick, R. B. et al., The Moths of America north of Mexico. 13.1 A 13.1 A. – E. W. Classey and R. B. D. Publications Inc., London.
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group – images of pinned adults (1)
BOLD Systems - images of pinned DNA supported specimens (2)