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Genus Tosale

5566 - Dimorphic Tosale Moth - Tosale oviplagalis - female Little moth - Tosale Tosale oviplagalis - male Tosale oviplagalis - female Dimorphic Tosale Moth - Hodges #5556 - Tosale oviplagalis moth1 - Tosale oviplagalis - male Dimorphic Tosale Moth - Tosale oviplagalis Tosale oviplagalis - male
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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Tosale
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tosale Walker, 1863
synonym Fabatana Walker, 1866
synonym Siparocera Grote, 1876; Ann. Lyc. nat. Hist. N.Y. 11: 128
synonym Callocera Grote, 1876; Ann. Lyc. nat. Hist. N.Y. 11: 128
synonym Restidia Dyar, 1914; Proc. U.S. nat. Mus. 47, no.2050: 299
Explanation of Names
Perhaps from Greek tosa, meaning "very" (1).
Nearctica (2) lists 3 species:
Tosale aucta Hampson, 1897
Tosale oviplagalis (Walker, 1866)
Tosale similalis Barnes and Benjamin, 1924
Tosale has an acronym genus, Satole Dyar, 1908.
Print References
Borror, entry for tosa (1)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Nearctica: Nomina Insecta Nearctica