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Species Glyphodes onychinalis - Hodges#5199.1

Day flying moth - Glyphodes onychinalis Moth #3 - Glyphodes onychinalis Unknown Moth - Glyphodes onychinalis Glassy-winged moth - Glyphodes onychinalis Moth on the Jasmine - Glyphodes onychinalis 5199.1  - Glyphodes onychinalis Glyphodes onychinalis Glyphodes onychinalis? - Glyphodes onychinalis
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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Glyphodes
Species onychinalis (Glyphodes onychinalis - Hodges#5199.1)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Glyphodes onychinalis (Guenée, 1854) (1)
Asopia onychinalis Guenée, 1854
Wingsapn about 15 mm.
Introduced to California. (2), (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults have been recorded mostly from May to August. (3)
Known since 2000 in California (Newport Beach), larvae on jasmine and oleander and probably other plants. Originally from Afro-Asian Region (India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand). Based on molecular data a new genus may be required for this species and its closest relatives. See article by M. Alma Solis, News of the Lepidopterists, Society, Autumn/Winter 2008, Vol. 50, No. 3,4, pp. 79-80, and photographic spread on page 95. (1)
… Bob Patterson, 9 January, 2009.
See Also
Synclera jarbusalis from Florida.
Lygropia rivulalis eastern species.