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Species Arivaca ostreella - Arivaca Moth - Hodges#6062

Arivaca Moth - Arivaca ostreella Moth - Arivaca ostreella Arivaca ostreella
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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Peoriini
Genus Arivaca
Species ostreella (Arivaca Moth - Hodges#6062)
Hodges Number
6062
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Arivaca ostreella (Ragonot, 1887); new comb. in Shaffer (1968) Bull. USNM 280 : 43
original combination Saluria ostreella Ragonot, 1887
syn. Peoria discostrigella Dyar, 1904; Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash. 6(2): 115
* phylogenetic sequence #181025
Size
wingspan about 25 mm, based on photo by Jim Vargo at MPG; 28 mm (Shaffer, 1968) (1)
Identification
Adult: forewing dull yellowish in lower half, and white in upper half; white area bisected longitudinally by brownish-yellow strip that begins near base and gradually widens until terminating at apex; fringe white; hindwing pale grayish-white with white fringe; top of thorax white with dull yellowish tegulae ("shoulders")
See Shaffer (1968) (1)
Range
southern Arizona to Brownsville, Texas (Shaffer, 1968) (1)
Season
Adults fly April through September (Shaffer, 1968)
See Also
other genera in the tribe Peoriini have either a single white strip along the costa or an otherwise different pattern on the forewing (compare images of several related species/genera by Jim Vargo at MPG)
Print References
Ragonot, 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae. p. 18
Shaffer, J.C. 1968. A Revision of the Peoriinae and Anerastiinae (Auctorum) of America north of Mexico (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Bulletin of the United States National Museum. 280: 43; figs. 19 (1)
Internet References
presence in New Mexico details of 4 slide preparations from specimens collected in or near Deming, New Mexico (Cornell U., New York)