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Genus Aglossa

5514 - Aglossa Aglossa pinguinalis Aglossa baba moth - Aglossa caprealis Aglossa caprealis? - Aglossa caprealis Moth - Aglossa disciferalis Grease Moth - Aglossa cuprina Moth - Aglossa cuprina
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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 Pyralinae
Genus Aglossa
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aglossa Latreille, 1796
Euclita Hübner, [1825]
Oryctocera Ragonot, 1891
Crocalia Ragonot, 1892
Agriope Ragonot, 1894
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet from Greek α- γλόσσα meaning "tongueless." (1)
Numbers
12 species in North America.
Identification
Adult - forewing medium brownish to grayish with mottled paler patches and dark jagged or zigzag lines crossing wing.
Range
Mostly from western Eurasia; some have been introduced into many other places.
Habitat
Often around or in homes and/or farm buildings.
Food
Larvae of some species are scavengers, feeding on dead animals or decaying vegetation, fruit, grass, etc.; food is unrecorded in some species.
Print References
Latreille, P.A. 1796. Précis des caractères génériques des insectes, disposés dans un ordre naturel, p.145.
Works Cited
1.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.