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Genus Colomychus

Distinguished Colomychus - Colomychus talis Distinguished Colomychus - Colomychus talis Colomychus talis Unknown Moth - Colomychus talis red/yellow - Colomychus talis Distinguished Colymychus Moth - Colomychus talis Moth 050914 - Colomychus talis Pink and Gold Moth - Colomychus talis
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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 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).
One species in our area. (2)
Colomychus talis
Wingspan about 20 mm (Colomychus talis)
See species account(s)
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.