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Species Laetilia dilatifasciella - Hodges#5949.1

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
Genus Laetilia
Species dilatifasciella (Laetilia dilatifasciella - Hodges#5949.1)
Hodges Number
5949.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Laetilia dilatifasciella (Ragonot, 1887)
Zophodia dilatifasciella Ragonot, 1887
* elevated from synonymy with Laetilia coccidivora
* phylogenetic sequence #177025
Size
Forewing length 6-8 mm.(1)
Identification
Range
Southern New Mexico to southern California. (2), (3), (1)
Season
Larvae recorded from May and October and adults from May and July through October.(1)
Food
The larve is predaceous on scale insects of several families (Cerococcidae, Coccidae, Dactylopiidae, and Kermesidae).(1)
See Also
Laetilia coccidivora, a closely related eastern species (1)
Print References
Neunzig, H.H. 1997. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 15.4: p. 20; pl. 1.3-5. (4)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl.26.36f, p.195. (1)
Internet References
Moth Photographers Group - species page