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Species Meroptera pravella - Hodges#5787

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Nephopteryx Series)
No Taxon (Sciota Group)
Genus Meroptera
Species pravella (Meroptera pravella - Hodges#5787)
Hodges Number
5787
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Author: (Grote, 1878)
Size
forewing length 9 - 10 mm (1)
Identification
Adult - gray with antemedial line preceded by pale gray and followed by blackish scales (1)
Range
across Canada and the adjacent states to British Columbia, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and eastern Oregon (1)
Season
Adults fly May to July (1)
Food
Larvae feed on aspen, Populus tremuloides, and other Salicaceae, rarely birch and alder (1)
See Also
nondescript moth resembleing many Salebriania, Sciota and Quasisalebria, and related phycitines (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - photos of living and pinned adults
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.