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Species Loxostege lepidalis - Hodges#4995

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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Loxostege
Species lepidalis (Loxostege lepidalis - Hodges#4995)
Hodges Number
4995
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostege lepidalis (Hulst, 1886)
Prorasea lepidalis Hulst, 1886 (146)
Size
Forewing length 13-15 mm. (1)
Identification
Adult - forewing a patchy mixture of white, black, and light yellowish-brown forming a distinctive pattern; terminal line a series of dark dashes; hindwing gray with partial whitish median band and yellowish-brown terminal band; fringe white or pale gray.
Range
Alberta prairies south to Wyoming, Washington, California and New Mexico. (1), (2)
Season
Adults fly June to August. (1)
Food
Larvae found on possible greasewood. (1)