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Species Lygropia rivulalis - Bog Lygropia - Hodges#5250

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Lygropia
Species rivulalis (Bog Lygropia - Hodges#5250)
Hodges Number
5250
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lygropia rivulalis Hampson, 1898
Phylogenetic sequence #156750
Explanation of Names
RIVULALIS: from the Latin "rivulus" (a small stream), diminutive of "rivus" (a stream)
Size
Wingspan 17 mm. (1)
Identification
forewing ground color pale yellowish or cream; several irregular white patches are surrounded and connected by thick brown lines; the white patch nearest the anal angle is oval or circular; a broad white subterminal line becomes wider near the costa, (like the expanded mouth of a river) the distal edge of the line curving down toward the apex just before reaching the costa
forewing color and pattern is repeated on the hindwing
Range
from southern Canada south to at least South Carolina. (2), (1), (1), (3)
Habitat
boggy or wet areas
Season
Adults are most common from June to August, but there are records from April to October. (4)
Food
Larval host is unknown. (1)
Print References
Hampson, G. F. 1899: A revision of the moths of the subfamily Pyraustinae and family Pyralidae. Part I.. – Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London 1898 (4): 727.