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Species Petrophila schaefferalis - Schaeffer's Petrophila - Hodges#4784

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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 Acentropinae
Tribe Argyractini
Genus Petrophila
Species schaefferalis (Schaeffer's Petrophila - Hodges#4784)
Hodges Number
4784
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Petrophila schaefferalis (Dyar, 1906)
Parargyractis schaefferalis (Dyar, 1906)
Elophila schaefferalis Dyar, 1906
Numbers
There are 17 named species of Petrophila in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Wingspan: (2)
♂ 17-20 mm.
♀ 24-29 mm.
Range
Southern Arizona to southern California (3), including the islands of Santa Cruz and Catalina.(4)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Larvae are aquatic. (2)
Season
Adults fly from April to September. (4)
Life Cycle
Usinger (1956) describes life history. (2)
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Dyar, H.G. 1906. North American Nymphulinae and Scopariinae. Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 14(2): 95. (5)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, pl. 23.50, 23.51, p. 181. (4)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.Aquatic Insects of California
Robert L. Usinger, Editor. 1956. University of California Press.
3.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
4.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
5.The North American Nymphulinæ and Scopariinæ
Harrison G. Dyar. 1906. Journal of the New York Entomological Society 14(2): 77-107.