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Species Cacozelia basiochrealis - Yellow-based Cacozelia - Hodges#5580

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Epipaschiinae
Genus Cacozelia
Species basiochrealis (Yellow-based Cacozelia - Hodges#5580)
Hodges Number
5580
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cacozelia basiochrealis Grote, 1877
* phylogentic sequence #289800
Explanation of Names
basiochrealis: from the Latin "basis" (base) + "ochra" (pale yellow); refers to the color at the base of the forewing, and is the origin of the suggested common name Yellow-based Cacozelia
Numbers
Three Cacozelia species occur in America north Of Mexico.
Size
forewing length 9-11.5 mm(1)
Identification
Adult: forewing has yellowish basal area with brown accents, bluish-gray median area, and brownish shading beyond PM line; small pale patch just outside PM line at costa; black discal spot shaped like short rod in median area; hindwing dark grayish-brown
Range
Midwest south through Texas; Arizona(1)
Season
Adults fly from late July to early September. Some June and October records.(1)

April through October in Texas.
Remarks
This is the type species of the genus Cacozelia.

The related species "Cacozelia alboplagialis" [Hodges #5581] seen in some lists is now known as Milgithea alboplagialis. It was described in 1905 by Dyar, who orginally placed it in genus Cacozelia.
See Also
Double-humped Pococera (Pococera expandens) is a northeastern species that lacks contrast between median and subterminal areas of forewing, and has no pale patch outside PM line at costa.
Print References
Grote, A. R. 1877. On the Pyralid genus Epipaschia of Clemens, and allied forms. Proceedings Boston Soc. Nat. Hist. 19: 264
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p.187, pl.25.3m, 25.4f.(1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults
Oklahoma moth checklist - listed (John Nelson, Oklahoma)
presence in Arizona; list (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
Lepidopterists Society Season Summary - June, July records in Oklahoma; search on species "basiochrealis"
type species, author, date (Brian Pitkin et al, Butterflies and Moths of the World)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.