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Species Udea profundalis - Hodges#5080

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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 Udea
Species profundalis (Udea profundalis - Hodges#5080)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Udea profundalis (Packard, 1873)
Botis profundalis (Packard, 1873)
Pionea profundalis (Hampson, 1899)
Phlyctaenia profundalis (Fernald, 1902)
Expanse: 19-25 mm. (1)
This species (rubigalis) is easily distinguished from the Old World U. ferrugalis (Hübner) and from the western U. profundalis (Packard) by the genitalia. U. profundalis averages appreciably larger, and tends to have the reniform more distinct above, and the postmedial line of the fore wing more distinct above and below and more strongly angled behind the costa. Individual specimens may, however, require dissection for definite identification. (1)
Mainly west of the Rocky Mountains.
In general U. rubigalis is only recorded east of the Rockies and U. profundalis only west of the Rockies from BC to California.
Print References
Packard, A.S., 1873. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York. Catalogue of the Pyralidae of California, etc. 10: 261 - original description