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Species Eudonia alpina - Hodges#4737

Eudonia alpina
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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 Eudonia
Species alpina (Eudonia alpina - Hodges#4737)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: Walker, 1866 (1)
Eudonia alpina was recognized as the senior synonym of Eudonia lugubralis in Nuss (1999) (2).
Male: Brown, ash-gray beneath. Palpi slender, porrect, white beneath, much shorter than the breadth of the head; third joint lanceolate, about half the length of the second. Abdomen ash-gray, extending much beyond the hind wings. Legs smooth. Fore wings ash-gray, bronzy-brown speckled, with an bronzy-brown denticulated antemedial line, and with an bronzy-brown undulating line, which is very near to a much excavated bronzy-brown marginal band; orbicular and reniform marks brown- bordered, the latter partly blackish hindward; marginal points blackish. Hind wings ash-gray. Length of the body 4 hues, of the wings 10 lines. (1)
Type(?): St. Martin's Falls, Albany River, Hudson's Bay. (1)
Print References
Curtis, J. 1850: Notes upon the smaller British Moths, with descriptions of some nondescript or imperfectly characterized species. – Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 2) 5: 110-121.
Munroe, E. G. 1971: Eudonia borealis (Tengström) and E. alpina (Curtis) (Lep., Pyralidae). – Entomologist's Gazette, London 22: 96.
Nuss M (1999) Revision der Gattungen der Scopariinae (Lepidoptera: Pyraloidea, Crambidae). Nova Supplementa Entomologica, Berlin 13: 3–151.
Walker, F. 1866 ["1865"] a: Supplement 4. – List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum, London 34: 1498–1499.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the British Museum
F. Walker. 1865. Vol 33-34.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.