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Species Stegea salutalis - Hodges#4865

Moth - Stegea salutalis Moth - Stegea salutalis Brown moth with two wavy white lines across wing and three black lines along margin - Stegea salutalis Crambidae: Stegea salutalis - Stegea salutalis Arizona Moth - Stegea salutalis Lepidoptera - Stegea salutalis 4865   - Stegea salutalis Stegea salutalis
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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 Glaphyriinae
Genus Stegea
Species salutalis (Stegea salutalis - Hodges#4865)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Stegea salutalis (Hulst, 1886)
Botis salutalis Hulst, 1886 150
Too many synonyms to list.
Phylogenetic sequence # 146300
There are 7 named species of Stegea in America north of Mexico. (1), (2)
Considerable geographic and seasonal variation. (2)
British Columbia to Colorado and Texas, south to northwestern Mexico. (1), (3), (4), (2)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Adults fly April to September. (1), (2)
Life Cycle
Two generations a year. (2)
See Also
Stegea eripalis which has an eastern distribution.
Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group
Print References
Hulst, 1886. Descriptions of new Pyralidae. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 13(3-4): 150
Munroe, E. 1972. The Moths of American North of Mexico. Fascicle 13.1B. (5)