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Species Loxostegopsis merrickalis - Merrick's Crambid Moth - Hodges#5117

Crambidae: Loxostegopsis merrickalis - Loxostegopsis merrickalis 5117 - Loxostegopsis merrickalis Merrick's crambid moth - Loxostegopsis merrickalis Yellow-snouted Moth - Loxostegopsis merrickalis Loxostegopsis merrickalis Merrick's Crambid Moth - Hodges#5117 - Loxostegopsis merrickalis Merrick's Crambid Moth - Hodges#5117 - Dorsal  - Loxostegopsis merrickalis Loxostegopsis merrickalis
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Loxostegopsis
Species merrickalis (Merrick's Crambid Moth - Hodges#5117)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostegopsis merrickalis (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918)
Pyrausta merrickalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (1)
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet in honor of New Brighton, Pennsylvania lepidoptera collector Frank A. Merrick (1845-1912) who collected the paratypes of this species. In 1862 Merrick was mustered as a sergeant into Hampton's Independent Battery F, Pennsylvania Light Artillery assigned to the Army of the Potomac, seemingly taking part in every major battle of the war, including Antietam, Bull Run, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. After the war Merrick returned to New Brighton and took up the gentler pursuits of entomology, putting together a collection for his father's Merrick Free Art Gallery, Museum and Library that still exists today as an art gallery. Olethreutes merrickana (Kearfott, 1907) is also named in his honor. (1)
Wingspan 13 mm. (1)
Records from Manitoba to Texas, east to Florida, New Hampshire and southern Quebec. (2)
Paratypes: New Brighton, PA (F. Merrick, 9-26 Jul.). (1)
Print References
Barnes, W.M. & J.H. McDunnough. 1918. Notes and new species. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America 4(2): 165. (1)