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Species Loxostege albiceralis - Hodges#4993

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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
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Loxostege
Species albiceralis (Loxostege albiceralis - Hodges#4993)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostege albiceralis (Grote(1), 1878)
Botis albiceralis Grote, 1878
Forewing length 13-18 mm.(2)
Southern California and Nevada to Texas. (2)
Arid areas and deserts.(2)
Larvae in Texas have been reared on Lycium carolinianum (wolfberry). (3), (2)
Other Lycium are likely hosts where carolinianum does not occur.
Life Cycle
Hepner (1975) has notes on Loxostege floridalis, formerly a subspecies of albiceralis. (3)
Print References
Allred, D.M., 1969. Notes. Lepidoptera at the Nevada test site. The Great Basin Naturalist 29(1): 42.
Grote(1), A.R. 1874. Preliminary studies on the North American Pyralidae. Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories 4(3): 678.
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 61; pl. 4, figs. 69-72. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A., Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 22, fig. 41; p. 175. (2)