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Genus Stegea

4864 - Stegea eripalis ?? - Stegea eripalis Stegea - Stegea eripalis Stegea salutalis Stegea? - Stegea Crambidae: Stegea salutalis - Stegea salutalis Sericoplaga externalis? - Stegea eripalis Stegea salutalis Arizona Moth - Stegea salutalis
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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Stegea
Numbers
Seven Stegea species occur in America north of Mexico.
Size
wingspan about 13-14 mm, based on two photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing light yellowish-brown to dark grayish-brown with pale AM and PM lines; AM line sharply bent near costa; PM line expands into white wedge at costa; hindwing similarly colored, with pale PM line and dark discal dot
Range
Ontario to Florida, west to California, north to British Columbia
S. eripalis occurs in the east from Ontario to Florida, west to Texas
S. salutalis occurs in the west from Arizona, Utah, and California north to British Columbia
Season
adults fly from May to September in California
Internet References
presence in Arizona; links to images of 2 species (Bruce Walsh, Moths of Southeastern Arizona)
presence in California; list of 2 species with 20 specimen dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Utah; list of 1 species [salutalis] (Joel Johnson, Utah Lepidopterists Society)
presence in Florida; list of 1 species [eripalis] (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Ontario; list of 1 species [eripalis] (NHIC; Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources)
distribution of S. eripalis list of boundary states/provinces (Dalton State College, Georgia)