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Species Sciota rubrisparsella - Hodges#5804

Sciota celtidella adult - Sciota rubrisparsella looks a lot like Sciota rubrisparsella - Sciota rubrisparsella Pennsylvania Moth - Sciota rubrisparsella Hodges#5804 - Sciota rubrisparsella Sciota rubrisparsella Sciota rubrisparsella Sciota rubrisparsella Sciota rubrisparsella
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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
Genus Sciota
Species rubrisparsella (Sciota rubrisparsella - Hodges#5804)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Sciota rubrisparsella (Ragonot, 1887)
Pristophora rubrisparsella Ragonot, 1887
Nephopteryx [sic] rufibasella Ragonot, 1887 (1)
Psorosa texanella Hulst, 1900: 174
Sciota croceella Hulst, 1888: 115
e. US, Colo. - Map (MPG)
Hackberry (Celtis species, Ulmaceae) (2)
Life Cycle
Periodically defoliates Sugar Hackberry trees (Celtis laevigata)
Print References
Heinrich, C. 1956: Checklist of American Phycitinae. Bulletin - United States National Museum. 207: 131 (3)
Hulst, G. D. 1888: New genera and species of Epipaschiae [sic] and Phycitidae. Entomologica Americana 4: 115. (Sciota croceella)
Hulst, G. D. 1900: Some new genera and species of Phycitinae. The Canadian Entomologist. 32 (6): 174. (Psorosa texanella)
Ragonot, E. L. 1887: Diagnoses of North American Phycitidae and Galleriidae. p. 6-8