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Species Ephestiodes gilvescentella - Dusky Raisin Moth - Hodges#6000

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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
Genus Ephestiodes
Species gilvescentella (Dusky Raisin Moth - Hodges#6000)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Dusky Raisin Moth
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ephestiodes gilvescentella Ragonot, 1889 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #800223.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin gilvus (dun-colored) + scent (appear) meaning "appearing dull grayish brown."
One of seven North American species in this genus. (2)
Heinrich (1956) reported the wingspan as 12-16 mm. (3)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 4.5-8.5 mm.(4)
Powell & Opler (2009) stated the forewing ground color varies from pale gray to reddish. (4)
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD). (5)
Occurs throughout North America and was introduced to Hawaii. (2), (5)
The adults fly all year in coastal California. (4)
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1990. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p.64; pl.2.14-19. (6)
Ragonot, E.L., 1887. Diagnoses of North American Phycitiae and Galleriiae: 16. (1)
Works Cited
1.Diagnoses of North American Phycitiae and Galleriiae.
Émile Louis Ragonot. 1887. Self-published Paris, France: pp. 1-20.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
6.The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.3: Pyraloidea: Pyralidae (Part), Phycitinae (Part)
H H Neunzig. 1990. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.