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Species Gazoryctra novigannus - Hodges#0029

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Classification
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
0029
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Gazoryctra novigannus (Barnes & Benjamin, 1925)
Hepialus novigannus Barnes & Benjamin, 1925 (1)
Numbers
Gazoryctra has ten described species in America north of Mexico. (2)
Size
Wingspan 30-43 mm. (females largest)
Identification
Range
Alaska to Alberta and Idaho, south to Arizona(?). (3)
Habitat
Meadows and grasslands.
Season
Adults are most common from August to September. (3)
Food
Larval host is unknown, but other Gazoryctra species feed on the roots of grasses.
Remarks
Uncommon.
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