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Species Evergestis obliqualis - Hodges#4912

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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Evergestis
Species obliqualis (Evergestis obliqualis - Hodges#4912)
Hodges Number
4912
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Evergestis obliqualis (Grote, 1883)
Mesographe obliqualis Grote, 1883
Numbers
There are 19 named species of Evergestis in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 13-18 mm. (2)
Identification
Large photo of pinned adult at University of California, Berkeley.
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Determined by Bob Patterson.
Range
California to western Texas and Colorado. (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Most records are from June through September. (1)
Food
Larval host is Portulaca L. (2)
Print References
Powell, J. A., and P. A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 22.21, p. 173. (2)
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.