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Species Sarata perfuscalis - Hodges#5880

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Sarata Series)
Genus Sarata
Species perfuscalis (Sarata perfuscalis - Hodges#5880)
Hodges Number
male FWL=12-12.5 mm; female FWL=9-11 mm (1)
MONA Fascicle 15-5 provides description of genitalia, but does not provide description of maculation. However, the images provided in Plate 10 of the fascicle illustrate what clearly appears to be a dimorphic species. Females exhibit the typical distinct AM and PM bands of other Sarata. Males were not known until recently and are somewhat striated with longitudinal lines with no AM/PM lines evident. (1)
Washington, Utah, California (1)
March, April (1)
Works Cited
1.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.