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Species Euchromius californicalis - Hodges#5455

Moth - Euchromius californicalis Nebraska Euchromius ocellus - Euchromius californicalis California Grass-veneer Moth - Euchromius californicalis Orange bands - Euchromius californicalis Euchromius californicalis Euchromius californicalis Crambidae: Euchromius californicalis - Euchromius californicalis Euchromius californicalis
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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 Crambidae (Crambid Snout Moths)
Subfamily Crambinae (Crambine Snout Moths)
Tribe Euchromiusini
Genus Euchromius
Species californicalis (Euchromius californicalis - Hodges#5455)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Euchromius californicalis (Packard, 1873)
Eromene californicalis Packard, 1873
♂ 20-23 mm.
♀ 14-22 mm.
Resembling E. ocellea Hodges#5454 in color and maculation but with the whitish patch adjacent to blackish terminal dots somewhat broader; and the thin brownish line within, closer to termination of irrorated area than to the terminal dots.
British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oregon, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico
Adults fly March through September
See Also
In E. californicalis, the forewing bands are placed at a slightly different angle to the costa than in E. ocellea, and the terminal line dots are bordered proximally by a wide white strip, whereas E. ocelleus has a narrow white strip
Print References
Capps, H.W., 1966. Review of New World moths of genus Euchromius Guenee with descriptions of two new species (Lepidoptera: Crambidae). Proceedings of The United States National Museum, 119(3551): 1-9. (1)
Powell, J.A. & P.A. Opler, 2009. Moths of Western North America. University of California Press. (2)