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Species Noctueliopsis virula - Hodges#4838

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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 Odontiinae
Tribe Odontiini
Genus Noctueliopsis
Species virula (Noctueliopsis virula - Hodges#4838)
Hodges Number
4838
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Noctueliopsis virula (Barnes & McDunnough, 1918)
Noctuelia virula Barnes & McDunnough, 1918
Numbers
Noctueliopsis includes 9 species in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 5-6 mm.(2)
Identification
The original description as Noctuelia virula Barnes & McDunnough is available online in the print references below.
Range
California and Arizona. (3), (1)
Holotype was collected in California, Riverside County, Palm Springs.
Moth Photographers Group - large map with some distribution data.
Season
Adults are most common from March to June. (MPG)
Food
Life cycle and host plant are unknown.
See Also

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Compare to others on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Barnes & McDunnough 1918. Contributions to the Natural History of the Lepidoptera of North America, 4: 168, pl. 23, fig. 9.
Munroe, E. G. 1961: Synopsis of the North American Odontiinae, with descriptions of new genera and species (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). – Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, Ottawa 93 (24): 49. (4)
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. p. 171, pl. 22.3. (2)