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Species Crocidomera imitata - Hodges#5706

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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 (Euzophera Series)
Genus Crocidomera
Species imitata (Crocidomera imitata - Hodges#5706)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crocidomera imitata Neunzig, 1990 (1)
Replaces Crocidomera turbidella Zeller 1848
Species was described in 1990 by Herbert Neunzig of North Carolina State University.
Crocidomera imitata is the only member of the genus in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Neunzig (2000) states "In C. imitata a general melanism of the scales of the entire forewing occurs in a few males and females of a population."

Species page created based on this image determined by Ed Knudson, Texas Lepidoptera Survey, Houston:
Heppner (2003) reported the range to include Texas; Florida; Mexico. (3)
Neunzig (2000) reported the species from Dominican Republic.
Heppner (2003) reported September to November. (3)
July to December records from Texas on Bug Guide.
Heppner (2003) reported the host unknown. (3)
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1990. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p. 23; plate 1, figs. 46-48. (1)
Neunzig, H.H., 2000. New Phycitine records for the Dominican Republic and description of a new species of Nefundella (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae: Phycitinae). Tropical Lepidoptera Research 11(1-2). p. 8. PDF