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Species Acrobasis comptella - Hodges#5656

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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
Genus Acrobasis
Species comptella (Acrobasis comptella - Hodges#5656)
Hodges Number
5656
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Acrobasis comptella Ragonot 1887
Synonyms
Rhodophaea kofa Opler, 1977
R. fria Opler, 1977
R. neva Opler, 1977
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length 8-9.5 mm. (1)
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the range to include Washington to Utah, western Texas and the Pacific Coast.(1)
Food
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larval hosts are deciduous oaks Quercus douglasii and Q. garryana as well as evergreen desert oak and chinquapin.(1)
See Also
Trachycera caliginella, which is larger (FW 9.5-11 mm), and to which comptella was formerly synonymized.
Print References
Neunzig, H.H., 1986. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.2. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, p. 29; pl. 3.7-16. (2)
Opler, P.A., 1977. A review of the North American Rhodophaea (Phycitinae: Pyralidae), with description of six new species. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 31(1): 41-56. (3)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, pl. 25, fig. 12; p. 188. (1)
Works Cited
1.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
2.The Moths of America North of Mexico Fascicle 15.2 Pyralidae (Part) Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 1986. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
3.A review of the North American Rhodophaea (Phycitinae: Pyralidae), with description of six new species.
Paul A. Opler. 1977. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society, 31(1): 41-56.
4.North American Moth Photographers Group
5.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems