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Species Tosale oviplagalis - Dimorphic Tosale Moth - Hodges#5556

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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
Species oviplagalis (Dimorphic Tosale Moth - Hodges#5556)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tosale oviplagalis (Walker, 1866)
13-17 mm wingspan
Posture and wing pattern apparently distinctive. Sexually dimorphic. Males are brownish, have elongated scales at tip of abdomen. Females have similar pattern in shades of gray. Often perches with abdomen arched upward, wings pushed down.
Eastern North America: New York to Florida, west to Illinois, Texas.
Print References
Covell, p. 405 plate 58 #7, 9 (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Eastern Moths
Charles V. Covell. 1984. Houghton Mifflin Company.