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Species Lipocosma albinibasalis - Hodges#4886

Moth - Lipocosma albinibasalis 4886  - Lipocosma albinibasalis 4886 - Lipocosma albinibasalis 4886  - Lipocosma albinibasalis 4886   - Lipocosma albinibasalis Arizona Moth - Lipocosma albinibasalis moth - Lipocosma albinibasalis 4886  - Lipocosma albinibasalis
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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 Lipocosma
Species albinibasalis (Lipocosma albinibasalis - Hodges#4886)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Lipocosma albinibasalis Munroe, 1995
replaces Lipocosma albibasalis (Barnes & McDunnough,1911)
Explanation of Names
Albibasalis is Latin for "white at the base".
Forewing length 7-8 mm.(1)
Adult - white proximal half of forewing sharply divided from mostly dark brownish-gray distal half.
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the range to include Southern California and Baja California. (1)
Moth Photographers Group includes southern Arizona. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported June to September in California. (1)
See Also
Lipocosma polingi is the only other member of the genus in the western states, and is known from the Baboquivari Mountains in southern Arizona, and recently identified in southern Texas.
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 22, fig. 8; p.172.(1)
Internet References
presence in California; list of 5 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)