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Species Choristostigma plumbosignalis - Hodges#5128

Sulphur Pyralid, 1:25pm - Choristostigma plumbosignalis Choristostigma plumbosignalis Elophila ? - Choristostigma plumbosignalis Pyralid? - Choristostigma plumbosignalis Choristostigma plumbosignalis Choristostigma plumbosignalis Choristostigma plumbosignalis Moth - Choristostigma plumbosignalis
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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 Choristostigma
Species plumbosignalis (Choristostigma plumbosignalis - Hodges#5128)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choristostigma plumbosignalis (Fernald, 1888)
Botis plumbosignalis Fernald, 1888
Phylogenetic sequence # 153450
One of 7 species in this genus in North America
Wingspan about 20-21 mm.
The original description as Botis plumbosignalis Fernald, is available online in the print references below.
Adult: forewing yellow with broad purplish-gray or silvery-gray (lead-colored) PM line shaped like a Y, with the top of the "Y" near or touching the costa; hindwing off-white with pale yellowish tint along outer margin.
British Columbia and Alberta to Arizona and New Mexico, east to South Dakota. (1), (2), (3)
grassland coulees, aspen parkland, and wooded areas in boreal forest and mountains; adults are nocturnal and come to light
Adults appear to be most common from June to August.
Print References
Fernald, C.H. 1888. North American Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana. 4: 37.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, Moths of Western North America, p. 178, pl. 23.22. (4)
Internet References
pinned adult image by G. Anweiler, plus habitat, flight season, description, distribution (Strickland Entomological Museum, U. of Alberta)