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Species Cornifrons actualis - Hodges#4922

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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 Cornifrons
Species actualis (Cornifrons actualis - Hodges#4922)
Hodges Number
4922
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cornifrons actualis Barnes & McDunnough, 1918 (1)
Numbers
There are two named species of Cornifrons in America north of Mexico. (2), (1)
Size
Wingspan about 28 mm. (Barnes & McDunnough)
Identification
Description is online (Barnes & McDunnough). (168)
Range
California (3) to western Texas and north to Utah and Montana. (2), (4)
Munroe(5) listed the range as only in the eastern California deserts.
Type localities: USA: California, San Bernardino Co., Loma Linda; Riverside Co., Palm Springs.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Desert.
Season
Most records of adults are from February to April; August. (2)
Food
Larval host unknown.
See Also
Prorasea species.
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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough, 1918. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America. p. (168)
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