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Species Loxostege allectalis - Hodges#5000

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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Loxostege
Species allectalis (Loxostege allectalis - Hodges#5000)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostege allectalis (Grote(1), 1877)
Botis allectalis Grote, 1877
Eurycreon perplexalis Fernald, 1885
* phylogenetic sequence #149875
Wingspan 21-26 mm.
Adult: forewing a mixture of speckled gray and brown patches and dark brownish irregular spots in median area; PM line irregular, meandering; terminal line a series of dark dashes; hindwing brownish-gray with pale fringe.
Southern California(2) to Texas(3), south into Mexico and Central America. (4) , (5)
Larval host is Berlandier's wolfberry (Lycium berlandieri).
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1885. North American Pyralidae. Canadian Entomologist 17(3): 57 (Eurycreon perplexalis)
Grote, A.R. 1877. New Pyralides. Canadian Entomologist 9(6): 107
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 63; pl. 3.5-6. (6)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page
Moths of Southeastern Arizona - photo of pinned adult