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Species Givira lotta - Pine Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2670

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Hypoptinae
Genus Givira
Species lotta (Pine Carpenterworm Moth - Hodges#2670)
Hodges Number
2670
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Givira lotta Barnes & McDunnough, 1910 (1)
Numbers
One of at least 15 species in America north of Mexico.(2)
There are several known species that have yet to be described.
Size
Wingspan 29 mm. (1)
Identification
The original description of Givira lotta Barnes & McDunnough in PDF (1)
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Specimen identified by DNA analysis (BOLD) (3)
Range
Arizona and Colorado and most likely in other pine forest areas of the Southwest.(4), (2)
California, New Mexico. (5)
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Habitat
Pine forests where the larvae are found in the bark at the base of the pine. (2), (6)
Season
Most records of adults are from June through August. (5)
Food
Larvae feed on outer bark of ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa Lawson & C. Lawson (6), (2)
See Also
Compare to related species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes, W. & J. McDunnough 1910. New North American Cossidae. Entomological News, and Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 21: 464. (1)
Furniss, R.L., Carolin, V.M., & F.P. Keen. Western Forest Insects, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, p. 132. (6)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America, p. 126.(2)
Works Cited
1.New North American Cossidae
W. Barnes, J. McDunnough. 1910. Entomological News Philadelphia 21: 463-466.
2.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
3.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems
4.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
5.North American Moth Photographers Group
6.Western Forest Insects
Furniss, R.L. and Carolin, V.M. 1977. 1977. U.S.D.A. Forest Service Misc. Publ. 1339.