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Species Thaumatopsis pectinifer - Hodges#5447

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Crambini (Grass-Veneers)
Genus Thaumatopsis
Species pectinifer (Thaumatopsis pectinifer - Hodges#5447)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Thaumatopsis pectinifer (Zeller, 1877)
Crambus pectinifer Zeller, 1877
Wingspan 22 mm. (1)
Description is online. (1)
Determined by Brian Scholtens.
North Dakota, to Oklahoma, Texas to southern Florida. (2), (3), (4), (5)
Also scattered records from the Michigan and Indiana area. (6)
Likely to be found anywhere corn is grown.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Records of adults are mainly from March, May to June, and August to November. (6), (5)
August is the peak moth. (6)
Life Cycle
Grass stem borer.
Considered a serious pest of corn.
See Also
Compare on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group .
Print References
Fernald, C.F. 1896. The Crambidae of North America. (1)
Zeller, 1877. Exotic Micro-lepidoptera. p. 51, pl.1, fig. 20a, 20b.
Works Cited
1.The Crambidae of North America
Charles Henry Fernald. 1896. Massachusetts Agricultural College.
2.Checklist of the Lepidoptera of Florida
3.Sod webworm moths (Pyralidae: Crambidae) in South Dakota
B. McDaniel, G. Fauske, R. D. Gustin. 1984. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 38(3): 149-164.
4.Oklahoma moth species list by county (PDF)
5.Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas: Lepidoptera of Florida
J.B. Heppner. 2003. Florida Department of Agriculture 17(1): 1-670.
6.North American Moth Photographers Group