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Species Loxostege commixtalis - Hodges#5016

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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 Pyraustinae
Genus Loxostege
Species commixtalis (Loxostege commixtalis - Hodges#5016 )
Hodges Number
5016
Other Common Names
Alfalfa webworm
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Loxostege commixtalis (Walker, 1866) (1)
Scopula commixtalis Walker, [1866]
syn. Botys septentrionalis Tengström, 1869
Size
Wingspan 20-26 mm. (1)
Range
Loxostege commixtalis occurs across all of southern Canada and much of the United States. (2), (3), (4)
Also found throughout northern Europe.
Habitat
Occurs near bogs.
Season
Adults are most often reported from May to October. (4)
Food
Alfalfa and related species.
Remarks
See Also
Compare to other Loxostege species on the pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Munroe, E. 1976. The Moths of America North of Mexico, Fascicle 13.2a. p. 77, pl. 4.13-19. (1)
Walker, F. 1865. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of British Museum. 34: 1459.