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Species Satole ligniperdalis - Hodges#5562

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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Satole
Species ligniperdalis (Satole ligniperdalis - Hodges#5562)
Hodges Number
5562
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Satole ligniperdalis Dyar, 1908 (1)
Phylogentic sequence #800058.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet ligniperdalis is Latin meaning "wood destroyer," for the wood-boring habit of the larvae. (2), (3)
Numbers
Sole member of this genus in North America. (4)
Size
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the forewing length as 7-9 mm., females larger than males.(5)
Identification
Adult - see original description in Print References. (1) Powell & Opler (2009) note pronounced dimorphism, two color forms for each sex, and the male with the costa enlarged at the base and folded over to form a pouch sealed with a tympanum-like membrane. (5)
Larva - whitish, short, robust, smooth, unmarked; spiracles black-ringed; head pale yellow-green; antennae brown. (1)
Range
Powell & Opler (2009) listed the range to include southern California(6) and Arizona. (5)
Powell (1978) included western Texas to the California. (7)
Moth Photographers Group included southern Nevada. (8)
Habitat
Deserts. (5)
Season
April, June to August. (8)
Food
Larvae bore into stems and seed capsules of desert willow (Chilopsis linearis). (5), (1)
Life Cycle
Powell (1986) reported individuals with prolonged diapause of one to three years. (9)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1908. A review of North American Chrysauginae. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 10(1-2): 95. (1)
Powell, J.A., 1978. Survey of Lepidoptera inhabiting three dune systems in the California desert. U.S. Bureau of Land Management Desert Plan: 5. (7)
Powell, J.A., 1986. Records of prolonged diapause in Lepidoptera. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera, 25(2): 100. (9)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl. 25, figs. 6-8; p. 187. (5)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.A review of the North American Chrysauginae (Lepidoptera, Pyralidae)
Harrison G. Dyar. 1908. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 10: 92-96.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.An accentuated list of the British Lepidoptera, with hints on the derivation of the names.
Anonymous. 1858. The Entomological Societies of Oxford and Cambridge.
4.Check list of the Lepidoptera of America north of Mexico.
Hodges, et al. (editors). 1983. E. W. Classey, London. 284 pp.
5.Moths of Western North America
Powell and Opler. 2009. UC Press.
6.Essig Museum of Entomology, California Moth Species List
7. Survey of Lepidoptera inhabiting three dune systems in the California Desert.
J. A. Powell. 1978. U. S. Bureau of Land Management .
8.North American Moth Photographers Group
9.Records of prolonged diapause in Lepidoptera
Jerry A Powell . 1986. Journal of Research on the Lepidoptera 25(2): 83-109.