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Species Pseudoschinia elautalis - Hodges#4828

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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 Odontiinae
Tribe Eurrhypini
Genus Pseudoschinia
Species elautalis (Pseudoschinia elautalis - Hodges#4828)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pseudoschinia elautalis (Grote(1), 1871)
Eurycreon elautalis Grote, 1871
Emprepes magnalis Hulst, 1886
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the forewing length 10-13 mm. (2)
Grote (1871) original description as Eurycreon elautalis is online in the print references.
Mann (1969) described the larva as white, with several narrow crimson transverse bands. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) western Texas to southern California. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported a flight period of April through July. (2)
McIntosh (2002) reports the hosts as California barrel cactus (Ferocactus cylindraceus) and candy barrel cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni).
Mann (1969) lists numerous prickly pear, barrel, and cholla cactus species in Opuntia and Cylindropuntia. Larvae primarily consume flowers and fruits of prickly pears while in barrel cactus fleshy growth is often preferred. (3)
Life Cycle
Mann (1969) reported the mature larvae pupate on the ground in circular cocoons covered with earth. (3)
Print References
Grote, A.R., 1881. New moths from Arizona, with remarks on Catocala and Heliothis. Papilio 1(9), p. 168
Hulst, G.D. 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 13, p. 147.
Mann, J., 1969. Cactus-Feeding Insects and Mites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 256, p. 78. (3)
McIntosh, M.E., 2002. Plant size, breeding system, and limits to reproductive success in two sister species of Ferocactus (Cactaceae). Plant Ecology 162, pp. 273–288. (PDF).
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. p. 171; pl. 21, fig. 53. (2)
Works Cited
1.Augustus Radcliffe Grote, Lepidopterist (1841-1903)
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.Cactus-feeding insects and mites
John Mann. 1969. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256: 1-158.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems