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Species Choristostigma elegantalis - Hodges#5132

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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 Spilomelinae
Tribe Hydririni
Genus Choristostigma
Species elegantalis (Choristostigma elegantalis - Hodges#5132)
Hodges Number
5132
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Choristostigma elegantalis Warren, 1892
originally listed as elegantale on Bug Guide and Moth Photographers Group.
Numbers
There are seven named species of Choristostigma in America north of Mexico. (1)
Size
Forewing length 9-11.5 mm.(2)
Identification
The original description as Choristostigma elegantalis Warren, is available online in the print references below.
Range
California to Washington. (3)
Arizona(?) (1)
Moth Photographers Group - large range map with collection dates.
Habitat
Coastal regions to 10,000' elevations.(2)
Season
Adults are most often reported from April to September. (1), (2)
Food
Larval host is unknown.(2)
See Also
Compare to others on the archived photos of living moths and pinned plates of Moth Photographers Group.
Print References
Powell, J.A., & P.A. Opler 2009. Moths of Western North America. pl. 23.24; p. 178.(2)
Warren, W. 1892. Description of new genera and species of Pyralidae contained in the British Museum collection. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History. p. 440.