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Species Achyra bifidalis - Hodges#4974

Achyra bifidalis (Fabricius) - Achyra bifidalis Achyra bifidalis? - Achyra bifidalis Moth - Achyra bifidalis Unknown Moth 2 - Achyra bifidalis Moth with dark bars - Achyra bifidalis Achyra bifidalis Achyra bifidalis Achyra bifidalis  - Achyra bifidalis
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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Achyra
Species bifidalis (Achyra bifidalis - Hodges#4974)
Hodges Number
4974
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Achyra bifidalis (Fabricius, 1794)
Phalaena bifidalis Fabricius, 1794
Loxostege bifidalis
Phlyctaenodes inornatalis Walker, [1866]
Eurycreon evanidalis Berg, 1875
Eurycreon obsoletalis Berg, 1875
Loxostege stolidalis Schaus, 1940
* phylogenetic genetic sequence #149175
Explanation of Names
From Latin bifidus meaning "forked or cleft into two parts".
Size
Wingspan 20-24 mm (Capps, 1967).
Larva to 24-27 mm (Capps, 1967).
Range
Southern US from Arizona to Florida and south to South America. Capps states Alberta, Texas to Arizona.
Food
Larval hosts are cotton (Gossypium) and purslane (Portulaca) (Capps, 1967).
Remarks
Type Locality: "Americae Insulis".
See Also
Caterpillar similar to Achyra rantalis (photo).
Print References
Capps, H. W. 1967. Review of some species of Loxostege Hübner and descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Pyraustidae, Pyrausinae). Proc. USNM 120(3561): 52 (1)
Munroe, E. 1976. Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.2a, p.47, pl.3.20-25
Powell, J. A. & P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.22.36f, p.174 (2)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page.
BOLD - Barcode of Life Data Systems - species account with photographs of pinned adults
Moth Photographers Group - photograph of pinned adult and related species for comparison.
Works Cited
1.Review of some species of Loxostege (Hübner) and descriptions of new species (Lepidoptera, Pyraustidae, Pyrausinae)
Hahn W. Capps. 1967. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 120(3361): 1-75.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.