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Species Decaturia pectinalis - Hodges#5650

Moth - Decaturia pectinalis - male Hodges #5650 – Decaturia pectinalis ? - Decaturia pectinalis - male Decaturia pectinalis - male Arizona Moth  - Decaturia pectinalis - female moth - Decaturia pectinalis - male moth - Decaturia pectinalis - male Vail moth unknown 2 - Decaturia pectinalis Decaturia pectinalis
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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Galleriinae
Tribe Cacotherapiini
Genus Decaturia
Species pectinalis (Decaturia pectinalis - Hodges#5650)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Decaturia pectinalis Barnes & McDunnough, 1912
See Print References below for the original description. Note, females are lager and have simple antennae and long rostriform labial palps whereas males have pectinate antennae and short labial palpi. (1)
Southern California to Texas. (2)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 24.43; p. 186. (3)
Barnes & McDunnough, 1912. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America. 1(5): 41
Works Cited
1.Fifty new species; notes on the genus Alpheias
Barnes W., McDunnough J. H. 1912. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America. 1(5): 1-44.
2.North American Moth Photographers Group
3.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
4.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems