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Genus Chararica

Chararica hystriculella Moth - Chararica bicolorella Moth - Chararica bicolorella Chararica hystriculella - Hodges#5713 ? - Chararica hystriculella moth - Chararica hystriculella moth - Chararica hystriculella little moth - Chararica hystriculella #5713 - Chararica hystriculella? - Chararica hystriculella
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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 Chararica
Numbers
3 species in North America
Chararica annuliferella (Dyar, 1905)
C. hystriculella (Hulst, 1889)
C. bicolorella (Barnes & McDunnough, 1917)
Size
wingspan about 18-20 mm, based on two photos by Jim Vargo at MPG
Range
California and Arizona (C. bicolorella) plus Texas and Florida (C. hystriculella); I don't know where C. annuliferella occurs [RM]
Internet References
pinned adult images of 2 species, plus photos of related species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
presence in Florida of C. hystriculella; list (John Heppner, Florida State Collection of Arthropods)
presence in Texas of C. hystriculella; list (James Gillaspy, U. of Texas)
presence in California of C. bicolorella; list with date and location (U. of California at Berkeley)
presence in Arizona of C. bicolorella; list with date and location [search on genus "Chararica"] (Lepidopterists Society Season Summary, U. of Florida)