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Genus Chilo

Crambidae: Chilo plejadellus? - Chilo plejadellus Chilo - Chilo plejadellus Chilo erianthalis Chilo erianthalis Crambidae: Chilo plejadellus - Chilo plejadellus UID Moth - Chilo erianthalis Chilo plejadellus Chilo plejadellus
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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 Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Chilonini
Genus Chilo
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Chilo Zincken, 1817
Borer Guenée, 1862
Diphryx Grote, 1881
Nephalia Turner, 1911
Hypiesta Hampson, 1919
Silveria Dyar, 1925
Chilotraea Kapur, 1950
Explanation of Names
Generic epithet Chilo is Greek meaning "lip," for the porrect palpi. (1)
Numbers
There are three named species of Chilo in America north of Mexico. (2)
Chilo demotellus Walker
Print References
Zinken, J.L.T.F 1817. Magazin der Entomologie, 2: 34