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Species Alpheias transferens - Hodges#5646

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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 Galleriinae
Tribe Cacotherapiini
Genus Alpheias
Species transferens (Alpheias transferens - Hodges#5646)
Hodges Number
5646
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Alpheias transferens Dyar, 1917
Alpheias transferrens Munroe, 1983 (misspelling)
Phylogenetic sequence #800027.00
Explanation of Names
Specific epithet from Latin meaning "transfer, transpose, transplant."
Size
Dyar (1917) listed the wingspan of the holotype ♂ 15 mm.
Range
Southern California to Utah. (1)
Holotype ♂: Claremont, CA (C.F. Baker).
Listed from the Pacific Northwest Pacific Northwest (PNW) Defoliators
Food
Larvae have been found in root crowns of Chrysothamus (rabitbush, Asteraceae) possibly feeding on larval tortricids or beetles. (1)
Print References
Dyar, H.G., 1917. Notes on North American Schoenobiinae. Insecutor Inscitiae Menstruus 5(4–6): 82–83.
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. pl.24, fig.42; p.186. (1)