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Species Pima albiplagiatella - White-edged Pima Moth - Hodges#5747

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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 Pyralidae (Pyralid Moths)
Subfamily Phycitinae
Tribe Phycitini
No Taxon (Pima Series)
Genus Pima
Species albiplagiatella (White-edged Pima Moth - Hodges#5747)
Hodges Number
Other Common Names
Beach pea borer
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Pima albiplagiatella (Packard, 1874)
Myelois albiplagiatella Packard, 1874
There are nine named species of the genus Pima in America north of Mexico. (1)
Wingspan 26-31 mm. (2)
The original Packard (1874) description as Myelois albiplagiatella, and the Heinrich (1956) revised description of Pima albiplagiatella are both available online in the print references. (2)
Coastal Nova Scotia to New York.
California and New Mexico to Washington and Manitoba.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Sand dunes.
Adults are most common from March to July. (1), (3)
The larvae feed on several host plants.
Astragalus allochrous A. Gray (halfmoon milkvetch).
A. thurberi A. Gray (Thurber's milkvetch).
Lathyrus L. (pea).
See Also
Print References
Heinrich, C., 1956. American Moths of the Subfamily Phycitinae. United States National Museum Bulletin. 207: 103. (2)
Neunzig, H.H., 2003. The Moths of North America. Fascicle 15.5. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation p. 26; pl. 1.3.(4)
Packard, A.S., 1874. Notes on some Pyralidae from New England, with remarks on the Labrador species of this family. Annals of the Lyceum of Natural History of New York. 10: 269.
Works Cited
1.North American Moth Photographers Group
2.American moths of the subfamily Phycitinae
Carl Heinrich. 1956. United States National Museum Bulletin 207: 1-581.
3.Systematics of immature phycitines (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae) associated with leguminous plants in the southern United States
H. H. Neunzig. 1979. United States Department of Agriculture Technical Bulletin 1589: 1-119.
4.The Moths of America North of Mexico. Fascicle 15.5. Pyraloidea, Pyralidae, Phycitinae
H. H. Neunzig. 2003. The Wedge Entomological Research Foundation.
5.Butterflies of North America
6.BOLD: The Barcode of Life Data Systems