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Species Mimorista subcostalis - Hodges#5139

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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 Spilomelinae
Genus Mimorista
Species subcostalis (Mimorista subcostalis - Hodges#5139)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Mimorista subcostalis (Hampson, 1913)
Sameodes subcostalis Hampson, 1913
Pionea subcostalis Hampson 1913
There are three species of the genus Mimorista in America north of Mexico. . (1), (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 15.5-19.5 mm.(3)
Distinctive forewing pattern with the California specimens being smaller and less colorful.(3)
California to Nevada, Colorado and Texas.(4), (2)
Adults are most often reported from April to October. (2)
Powell & Opler (2009) reported the larval host plant and immature stages are unknown.(3)
Type locality: USA, California, Colusa Co.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group (2)
Print References
Hampson, G. F. 1913 a: Descriptions of new species of Pyralidae of the subfamily Pyraustinae. – Annals and Magazine of Natural History, including Zoology, Botany and Geology, London (ser. 8) 11 (63, 66): 327-28.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, plate 23.29; p. 179.(3)