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Species Baphala pallida - Hodges#5965

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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 Baphala
Species pallida (Baphala pallida - Hodges#5965)
Hodges Number
5965
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Baphala pallida (Comstock, 1880)
Vitula basimaculatella Raganot, 1887
Baphala basimaculatella (Raganot, 1887)
* Phylogenetic sequence #177525.
Identification
Range
Widespread across the southern United States.
Food
The larvae feed on scale insects. (Kermesidae and Coccidae)(1)
Print References
Neunzig, H. H., 1997. Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p. 33; pl. 1.31-35.(1)
Internet References
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.