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Species Tosale similalis - Hodges#5557

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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 Chrysauginae
Genus Tosale
Species similalis (Tosale similalis - Hodges#5557)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Tosale similalis Barnes & Benjamin, 1924 (1)
Phylogenetic sequence #800054.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "similar," perhaps from comparison to T. oviplagalis in the original description. (1), (2)
Wingspan 16-18 mm. (1), (3)
Adult - Barnes & Benjamin described the forewings of males as ochreous-brown and females as olivaceous. (1)
Known only from Arizona. Type locality: Redington, AZ. (1)
See Also
Tosale oviplagalis - more eastern species, darker than T. similalis.
Print References
Barnes, Wm. & F.H. Benjamin. 1924. Notes and new species. Contributions to the natural history of the Lepidoptera of North America 5(3): 191. (1)
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Contributions to the Natural History of Lepidoptera of North America (Vol. 5)
Barnes,William and Benjamin, F. H. 1922. The Review Press, Decatur Ill.
2.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
3.North American Moth Photographers Group