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Species Achyra occidentalis - Hodges#4976

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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
Genus Achyra
Species occidentalis (Achyra occidentalis - Hodges#4976)
Hodges Number
4976
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Achyra occidentalis (Packard, 1873)
Loxostege occidentalis Capps, 1967
Scopula occidentalis Packard, 1873
Numbers
Three Achyra species are found in North America north of Mexico
Size
forewing length 10-12 mm.(1)
Identification
Adults have a dark and pale form. Pale form is very similar to Achyra rantalis
dark form
Range
Southern California to Arizona. (2)
Season
Adults of dark form fly March and April; pale form flies June to August. (1)
See Also
with a more eastern range but the ranges overlap only in California where Achyra occidentalis is the most common.(1)
Print References
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press, p. 174, pl. 22.34, 22.35. (1)
Munroe, E., 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a, p. 48; pl. 3.26-30.