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Species Melitara junctolineella - Hodges#5972

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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 Phycitini
Genus Melitara (Pricklypear Borer)
Species junctolineella (Melitara junctolineella - Hodges#5972)
Hodges Number
5972
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Melitara junctolineella Hulst, 1900
Identification
Among the largest of the Phycitini, may be mistaken for a noctuid.
Range
Originally described from Colorado and Texas.
Print References
Heinrich, 1939: 344; pl. 24, fig. 3-3c (male gen.); pl. 36, figs. 42-42a (female gen.); 45, figs. 88-88a (palpi & antennae).
Hulst, 1900: 173. (1)
Mann, 1969: 38 (2)
Neunzig, 1997: 56; pl. 3, figs. 17-18 (spread adults); text fig. 25 (genitalia). (3)
Works Cited
1.Some new genera and species of Phycitinae
Hulst, G.D. 1900. The Canadian Entomologist, 32 (6): 169–176.
2.Cactus-feeding insects and mites
John Mann. 1969. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256: 1-158.
3.The Moths of North America north of Mexico. Fascicle 15.4. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae (part)
H. H. Neunzig. 1997. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems