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Genus Colomychus

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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Spilomelinae
Genus Colomychus
Explanation of Names
Author of genus is Munroe, 1956, according to Lepidoptera of Florida. (Author is Eugene G. Munroe, Canadian, worked at Entomology Research Institute, Ottawa--Internet searches.)
Perhaps from Greek colo, the colon, a limb, maimed, curtailed; plus Greek mych, inward (1).
Numbers
One species in our area. (2)
Colomychus talis
Size
Wingspan about 20 mm (Colomychus talis)
Identification
See species account(s)
Range
southeastern United States
See Also
Pickleworm Moth (Diaphania nitidalis) has grayish-brown wings with a single pale yellow patch on the forewing
Print References
Borror, entries for colo, mych (1)
Internet References
live and pinned adult images of C. talis by various photographers (Moth Photographers Group)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico
Scholtens, B.G., Solis, A.M. 2015. ZooKeys 535: 1–136. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.535.6086.