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Species Alberada franclemonti - Hodges#5975.2

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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 Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Cactus-Feeding Group)
Genus Alberada
Species franclemonti (Alberada franclemonti - Hodges#5975.2)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alberada franclemonti Neunzig, 1997
* phylogenetic sequence #178025
Explanation of Names
Named in honor of John G. Franclemont (1912-2004), professor at Cornell and president of the Lepidopterists' Society, who focused his research on cutworms.
Forewing length = 15-18 mm (1)
The medial area of forewing is mostly white on costal half; pale with distinct dark smudge on inner half. The AM/PM lines are shallowly dentate. (1)
south-central Arizona (1)
Larvae of this genus are stem feeders on Cylindropuntia.
Print References
Neunzig, H. H. 1997. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p.62, pl.3.28-30
Works Cited
1.The Moths of North America north of Mexico. Fascicle 15.4. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae (part)
H. H. Neunzig. 1997. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.