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Genus Sitochroa

Sitochroa palealis Moth - Sitochroa palealis Sitochroa palealis A Pyralid Moth - Sitochroa chortalis 4986.1 Carrot Seed Moth - Sitochroa palealis carrot seed moth? - Sitochroa palealis Sitochroa chortalis Small white moth - Sitochroa palealis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Genus Sitochroa
Numbers
4 species in our area (1).
Size
wingspan about 22 mm, based on two MPG specimens
Identification
Adult: forewing light brown to yellowish to whitish with or without "feathered" pattern
Range
United States and southern Canada
also represented in Europe
Season
adults fly from June to September
Food
larvae feed on leaves of weedy herbaceous plants; S. chortalis feeds on Green Amaranth (Amaranthus retroflexus)
Internet References
pinned adult images of two species by Jim Vargo (Moth Photographers Group)
distribution and food plants (Markku Savela, FUNET)
Works Cited
1.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.