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Species Gazoryctra novigannus - Hodges#0029

Gazoryctra - Gazoryctra novigannus - female Gazoryctra novigannus Gazoryctra novigannus Streaked Ghost Moth - Gazoryctra novigannus Hepialidae: Gazoryctra novigannus - Gazoryctra novigannus
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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Hepialoidea (Ghost Moths)
Family Hepialidae (Ghost Moths)
Genus Gazoryctra
Species novigannus (Gazoryctra novigannus - Hodges#0029)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gazoryctra novigannus (Barnes & Benjamin, 1925)
Hepialus novigannus Barnes & Benjamin, 1925 (1)
Gazoryctra has ten described species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Wingspan 30-43 mm. (females largest)
Alaska to Alberta and Idaho, south to Arizona(?). (3)
Meadows and grasslands.
Adults are most common from August to September. (3)
Larval host is unknown, but other Gazoryctra species feed on the roots of grasses.
Print References
Barnes, W. & Benjamin, F.H. 1925. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 2(2): 82.
Works Cited
1.An appraisal of Gazoryctra (Hubner) Hepialidae and description of a new species from Arizona and New Mexico.
David L. Wagner, Norman D. Tindale. 1988. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 42(3): 204-212 .
2.Ghost-moths of the world: a global inventory and bibliography of the Exoporia (Mnesarchaeoidea and Hepialoidea) (Lepidoptera)
Ebbe S. Nielsen, Gaden S. Robinson, David L. Wagner. 2000. Journal of Natural History 34(6): 823-878.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group