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Species Arta epicoenalis - Hodges#5567

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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Arta
Species epicoenalis (Arta epicoenalis - Hodges#5567)
Hodges Number
5567
Numbers
one of 3 species in this genus in North America listed at All-Leps
Size
wingspan about 17 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG
Identification
Adult: forewing light reddish with pale AM and PM lines that diverge slightly as they run from costa to inner margin; hindwing light gray; tibiae and tarsi lack conspicuous scale tufts
Range
California to Texas and Oklahoma
Season
adults fly in June and July in California
See Also
Posturing Arta (Arta statalis) forewing is darker brownish-red, AM & PM lines are parallel, and the species doesn't occur west of Texas
Arta olivalis forewing is pale green
Streptopalpia minusculalis forewing AM and PM lines are jagged and edged with black scales, and the species is apparently restricted to Florida and Central America
Parachma Moth (Parachma ochracealis) tibiae and tarsi have conspicuous scale tufts
Caphys arizonensis forewing AM & PM lines are parallel, terminal line is red, and the species is apparently restricted to Arizona and Mexico
Internet References
pinned adult image and photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in California; list of 24 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Texas; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in Oklahoma; PDF doc list (John Nelson, Oklahoma)