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Species Apilocrocis pimalis - Apilocrocis Moth - Hodges#5113

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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 Apilocrocis
Species pimalis (Apilocrocis Moth - Hodges#5113)
Hodges Number
5113
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Apilocrocis pimalis (Barnes & Benjamin, 1926)
Sylepta pimalis Barnes and Benjamin, 1926
Size
Wingspan 20-30 mm.
Identification
Adult: forewing shiny, semitransparent, whitish in AM area and beyond PM line, pale gray median area, and dark brown basal area; pale yellowish strip along costa contains dark mark at PM line; blackish patch in median area near costa; hindwing color and pattern similar to forewing; top of thorax dark brown; abdomen brown with white band across each segment, and white patch at base.
Range
Arizona
Season
The main flight period is June to August.
See Also
Print References
Barnes, W. & F. H. Benjamin 1926: Synonymic notes and new species of Lepidoptera. – Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, Washington 14 (1-3): 7.
Munroe, E. G. 1968 b: New species of Apilocrocis with a key to known species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). – The Canadian Entomologist, Ottawa 100: 441.
Internet References
pinned adult image (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)