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Species Myelopsis minutulella - Hodges#5719

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Euzophera Series)
Genus Myelopsis
Species minutulella (Myelopsis minutulella - Hodges#5719)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Myelopsis minutulella (Hulst, 1887)
Dioryctria minutulella Hulst, 1887 (1)
Dioryctria minutularia Hulst, 1887 (misspelling) (1)
Myelois coniella Ragonot, 1887
Rampylla nefas Dyar, 1922
Explanation of Names
Myelopsis minutulella (Hulst, 1887) is restored as the valid name. This species was erroneously listed in the Hodges 1983 Checklist as "5719 minutularia (Hulst, 1887)" with "minutulella (Hulst, 1890)" as a synonym. Originally described as "minutularia" the spelling was changed to "minutulella" on the corrections page of same work.
A fairly large (9 - 11 mm) Phycitine with an overall silvery gray aspect and oblique AM and PM lines on the forewings. Distinguished by the presence of small buffy patches at the inner base of the forewings; the very similar congener Myelopsis alatella lacks these patches.
Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) from Libby & Rick Avis
Print References
Hulst, 1887: 136, [244] (Errors and Corrections).
Works Cited
1.New species of Pyralidae
Hulst, G.D. 1887. New species of Pyralidae. Entomologica Americana, 3: 129–138.