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Species Oenobotys vinotinctalis - Wine-tinted Oenobotys - Hodges#4940

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Pyraustinae
Tribe Pyraustini
Genus Oenobotys
Species vinotinctalis (Wine-tinted Oenobotys - Hodges#4940)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Oenobotys vinotinctalis (Hampson, 1895)
Explanation of Names
VINOTINCTALIS: from the Latin "vinum" (wine) + "tinctus" (a dye); refers to the reddish color of the forewing, and is the origin of the common name Wine-tinted Oenobotys
Wingspan about 14 mm, based on specimen by Jim Vargo at MPG.
Adult: forewing color varies from brownish-red to yellowish-red to pinkish-red with black AM and PM lines and two black discal spots, the inner one smaller and fainter than the outer one; median area may or may not be slightly darker or of a different shade than remainder of wing; slightly darker shading may be present in terminal area; fringe scales either slightly paler or same as ground color; hindwing brownish-gray.
North Carolina to Florida(1), west to Texas(2)
also occurs in Mexico and Central America
possibly flies all year in the south (?)
See Also
Omiodes indicata discal spot often curved bar