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Genus Alberada

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Alberada
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alberada Heinrich, 1939 (1)
Identification
Adult - large micro moths. Similar to species of Melitara but more boldly marked. (2)
Larva - blue without spots or bands. (1), (3)
Range
The genus is known to occur in Mexico and southwestern USA north to Wyoming. (1), (3)
Food
Larvae are stem feeders in Cylindropuntia. (1), (3)
Life Cycle
Eggs are laid singly or in short sticks. (1), (3)
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1939. Cactus-feeding Phycitinae: A contribution toward a revision of the American Pyralidoid moths of the family Phycitidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3053): 350. (1)
Mann, J., 1969. Cactus-feeding Insects and Mites. Bulletin of the United States National Museum 256: 42. (3)
Works Cited
1.The cactus-feeding Phycitinae: A contribution toward a revision of the American Pyralidoid moths of the family Phycitidae
Carl Heinrich. 1939. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 86(3053): 331-413.
2.Mississippi Entomological Museum
3.Cactus-feeding insects and mites
John Mann. 1969. Bulletin of the United States National Museum, 256: 1-158.