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Genus Platytes

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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Crambini
Genus Platytes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platytes Guenée, 1845
Nahagama Marumo, 1933
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Platytes is Greek meaning "breadth," as the wings are broader than in Crambus. (1)
1 species in North America.
Adult: forewing silvery-white with several dark brown lines, including zigzag PM and ST lines; hindwing dark gray; fringes of both wings long, silvery
Internet records from scattered locations: Connecticut, Michigan, Ontario, Illinois, Wisconsin, South Dakota, Alberta.
Wet grasslands/prairies.
Print References
Guenée, A. 1845. Annales de la Société entomologique de France, ser.2, t.3: 324
Internet References
pinned adult image by C.D. Bird, plus habitat, description, presumed foodplant, distribution (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)
pinned adult image by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.