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Species Lineodes elcodes - Hodges#5109.1

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Classification
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
Tribe Lineodini
Genus Lineodes
Species elcodes (Lineodes elcodes - Hodges#5109.1)
Hodges Number
5109.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lineodes elcodes (Dyar, 1910)
Ciraphorus elcodes Dyar, 1910 (1)
Numbers
Lineodes has 5 described species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Forewing length 12.5-13.5 mm.(3)
Identification
The original description as Ciraphorus elcodes Dyar, is available in PDF or online in the print references below. (1)
Determined by Jerry Powell (3)
Range
Mexican species recently established in California.(4)
Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and San Francisco Bay area.(3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults have been recorded mostly June to December. (2)
Food
Cestrum nocturnum L. (night jessamine). (3)
Remarks
Introduced species that is considered a pest. (3)
See Also
Lineodes integra


Compare to other species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, 1911. Descriptions of some new species and genera of Lepidoptera from Mexico. No. 1742. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 38: 272. (1)
Dyar, H. G. 1913: The Separation of Some Species of Lineodes. – Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus, Washington 1 (8): 94-96.
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 178, pl. 23.20.(3)