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Species Crambidia xanthocorpa - Hodges#8053.1

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Erebidae
Subfamily Arctiinae (Tiger and Lichen Moths)
Tribe Lithosiini (Lichen Moths)
Subtribe Lithosiina
Genus Crambidia
Species xanthocorpa (Crambidia xanthocorpa - Hodges#8053.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crambidia xanthocorpa Lewis, 2014 (1)
Explanation of Names
"The specific epithet is from the combination of the Latin xantho [=yellowish] and corpus [=body]" (1).
FWL: 12 to 15 mm (1).
"Crambidia xanthocorpa is superficially most similar to Crambidia cephalica; it usually can usually be distinguished by the white patagia, tegulae, and prothorax of eastern specimens of the latter, which are pale to butter yellow in C. xanthocorpa" (1).
"Crambidia xanthocorpa is known from New York south to Georgia in the east and west from Ohio to south into Mississippi, east of the Mississippi River" (1).
"The flight period is from late May to August" (1).
"The host is suspected to be fungi growing on mature dead pine tree trunks (D. C. Ferguson, pers. comm.)" (1).
See Also
Crambidia cephalica, a primarily western species, has been recorded from the pine barrens of New Jersey and a cedar glades habitat in central Tennessee (1).
Print References
Lewis, J.A. 2014. "A New Species of Crambidia (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae: Arctiinae: Lithosiini) from the Eastern United States". Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 116(4): 394-401, figs. 1, 2, 5, 6, 9 (1).
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