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Species Rostrolaetilia nigromaculella - Hodges#5960

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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 Rostrolaetilia
Species nigromaculella (Rostrolaetilia nigromaculella - Hodges#5960)
Hodges Number
5960
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Rostrolaetilia nigromaculella (Hulst, 1901)
Aurora nigromaculella Hulst, 1901
Explanation of Names
nigromaculella is Latin for black spot.
Numbers
There are ten named species of the genus Rostrolaetilia in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Size
Wingspan:
males 14-15 mm.
females 13-18 mm.
Identification
Range
Arizona to western Texas. (3)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Possible two flights with most records from August to September.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Hulst, G.D. 1900. New species of Lepidoptera. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 8(4): 224
Neunzig, H.H. 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation. p.30, plate 1, figs. 24-25. (4)