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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 penitalis - Ostrinia obumbratalis Smartweed Borer - Ostrinia obumbratalis
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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Ostrinia
Species obumbratalis (Smartweed Borer - Hodges#4947 )
Hodges Number
4947
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Botys obumbratalis Lederer, 1863
Botys obliteralis Walker, 1865
Pyrausta ainsliei Heinrich, 1919
Range
From New Brunswick west to Manitoba, south to Louisiana, east to Florida.
Food
Larvae on Polygonum, Ambrosia, Xanthium, Eupatorium, and Zea mays.
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).