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Species Ostrinia obumbratalis - Smartweed Borer - Hodges#4947

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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
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Ostrinia
Species obumbratalis (Smartweed Borer - Hodges#4947 )
Hodges Number
4947
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ostrinia obumbratalis (Lederer, 1863)
Botys obumbratalis Lederer, 1863
Botys obliteralis Walker, 1865
Pyrausta ainsliei Heinrich, 1919
Phylogenetic Sequence # 801421
Identification
Specimen identified by DNA analysis:

Genitalia:
Range
From New Brunswick west to Manitoba, south to Louisiana, east to Florida.
Food
Larvae on Polygonum, Ambrosia, Xanthium, Eupatorium, and Zea mays.
Life Cycle
Larva:
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).