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sordidellus group

Donacaula moth sp.? - Donacaula sordidellus Donacaula Crambidae: Unknown Donacaula - Donacaula n-sp-eight - male Donacaula Donacaula maximellus Crambidae - Donacaula - Donacaula - female Crambidae - Donacaula - Donacaula - female Crambidae - Donacaula - Donacaula n-sp-eight
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Schoenobiinae
Genus Donacaula
No Taxon sordidellus group
Identification
PM line distinctive among all known Donacaula spp. Wingspan is 25-45 mm in sordidellus and 32-58 mm in maximellus.
Remarks
Donacaula sordidellus and D. maximellus resolved as sister taxa in a phylogenetic analysis of Schoenobiinae performed through BOLD. An undescribed species treated in the Martínez revision likely also belongs in this group, but it has not been barcoded yet. I (ASH) believe this grouping of species is most likely monophyletic based on informal analysis. This is not a recognized group in any published research; I have created this page primarily to house images I'm not yet sure how to identify to species.