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Species Salbia melanobathrum - Hodges#5287.2

Cnaphalocrocis - Salbia melanobathrum - male Cnaphalocrocis - Salbia melanobathrum - male
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Salbia
Species melanobathrum (Salbia melanobathrum - Hodges#5287.2)
Hodges Number
5287.2
Explanation of Names
Salbia melanobathrum Dyar, 1914
Identification
Salbia tytiusalis
Salbia mizaralis
"Male S. melanobathrum have big, jet-black antennal tufts that you see in the photos, whereas S. tytiusalis males have no tufts. It is the same size as S. tytiusalis, but the hind wing pattern is different: in S. melanobathrum, the shading between the PM line and the margin is darker and distinctly separated from the PM line by the pale ground color, whereas in S. tytiusalis, the shading is hardly distinct from the ground color and is practically continuous with the PM line. The forewing is 6mm in both species. In S. mizaralis, the FW is 8-9 mm, the overall color is darker, males have a small, indistinct antennal scale tuft (or maybe two), and you can see the hind wing pattern in the BOLD photos of mizaralis." - James Hayden (pers. comm., 12/14/2020)
Range
USA: Florida
Type Locality: LaChorrera, Panama.
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1914. Report on the Lepidoptera of the Smithsonian biological survey of the Panama Canal Zone. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 47(2050): 246.
Hayden, J.E., 2016. in Dixon, W.N. & P.J. Anderson, Entomology Section. Tri-ology, 55(4): 7.
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