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Species Ostrinia obumbratalis - Smartweed Borer - Hodges#4947

4947  Smartweed Borer Moth – Ostrinia obumbratalis - Ostrinia obumbratalis Cat - Ostrinia obumbratalis Moth - Ostrinia obumbratalis Ostrinia obumbratalis Ostrinia obumbratalis - female Ostrinia obumbratalis Ostrinia obumbratalis Hahncappsia pergilvalis - Ostrinia obumbratalis - female
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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Ostrinia
Species obumbratalis (Smartweed Borer - Hodges#4947 )
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ostrinia obumbratalis (Lederer, 1863)
Botys obumbratalis Lederer, 1863
Botys obliteralis Walker, 1865
Pyrausta ainsliei Heinrich, 1919
Phylogenetic Sequence # 801421
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:
From New Brunswick west to Manitoba, south to Louisiana, east to Florida.
Larvae on Polygonum, Ambrosia, Xanthium, Eupatorium, and Zea mays.
Life Cycle
See Also
American Lotus Borer Moth - Ostrinia penitalis
Print References
Lederer, J. 1863: Beitrag zur Kenntniss der Pyralidinen. – Wiener Entomologische Monatschrift 7 (8, 10–12): 372, 467, pl. 9 fig. 17. (In German).