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Species Ostrinia multispinosa - Hodges#4947.1

Ostrinia penitalis? - Ostrinia multispinosa Second yellow moth on door  - Ostrinia multispinosa
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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 Ostrinia
Species multispinosa (Ostrinia multispinosa - Hodges#4947.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ostrinia multispinosa Yang, 2021
Holotype: Putnam Co., FL.
See Also
Ostrinia obumbratalis - "... [O. multispinosa] forewing transverse markings and dentate subterminal band are somewhat less defined" (Yang, 2021); best separated by genitalia or DNA.
Ostrinia penitalis is best separated by genitalia or DNA.
Print References
Yang Z., D. Plotkin, J-F. Landry, C. Storer, A.Y. Kawahara, 2021. Revisiting the evolution of Ostrinia moths with phylogenomics (Pyraloidea: Crambidae: Pyraustinae). Systematic Entomology, 46(4): 827-838. (PDF)
Internet References
Barcode of Life (BOLD) - BIN: BOLD:AAD0240 (2)
Barcode of Life (BOLD) - as "Ostrinia obumbratalis PS1" (2)