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Species Anabasis ochrodesma - Cassia Webworm Moth - Hodges#5704

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Acrobasis Group)
Genus Anabasis
Species ochrodesma (Cassia Webworm Moth - Hodges#5704)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Anabasis ochrodesma (Zeller, 1881)
Myelois ochrodesma Zeller, 1881
Acrobasis crassisquamella Hampson, 1901
FWL: 5.0-7.0mm (1)
Anabasis ochrodesma, the sole representative of this genus, has a wing length of 5.0-7.0mm and forewing am. band with a well developed ridge of pale scales. The combination of small size and the ridge of pale scales should eliminate similar species. In addition to genitalia, the base of the antennae has characteristics, visible under high magnification, which can be used to diagnose male Anabasis (1).
Central America and Florida north to South Carolina. (1)
Print References
Ragonot, E.L. & G.F. Hampson 1901. Monographie des Phycitinae et des Galleriinae. In: Romanoff, N. M., Mémoires sur les Lépidoptères. 8: 520; pl. 51, fig. 15.
Neunzig, 1986:73; pl. 1.30-37 (1)
Zeller, P.C. 1881. Columbische Chiloniden, Crambiden und Phycideen. Horae Societatis entomologicae Rossicae. 16: 209; pl. 12, fig. 26.